Accident description
Last updated: 24 November 2014
Status:
Date:Wednesday 23 July 1969
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47-DL (DC-3)
Operator:Air Djibouti
Registration: F-OCKT
C/n / msn: 4495
First flight: 1942
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:14,5 km (9.1 mls) W off Khor Ambadu (   Djibouti)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:Tadjoura Airport (TDJ/HDTJ), Djibouti
Destination airport:Djibouti Airport (JIB/HDAM), Djibouti
Narrative:
The DC-3 struck a number of cranes whilst flying at 300 feet, suffering multiple propeller strikes causing blockage of the carburetor air intakes of both engines. A ditching was carried out 9 miles West off Djibouti.

Classification:
Ditching

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Distance from Tadjoura Airport to Djibouti Airport as the crow flies is 37 km (23 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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