Flugunfall 12 MAR 1970 einer Douglas DC-6B ET-AAY - Asmara International Airport (ASM)
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Datum:Donnerstag 12 Mrz 1970
Zeit:09:10 UTC
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-6B
Fluggesellschaft:Ethiopian Airlines
Kennzeichen: ET-AAY
Werknummer: 45524/994
Baujahr: 1958
Triebwerk: 4 Pratt & Whitney R-2800
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 1
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 4
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Asmara International Airport (ASM) (   Eritrea)
Flugphase: Landung (LDG)
Flug von:Addis Ababa-Haile Selassie I International Airport (ADD/HAAB), Äthiopien
Flug nach:Asmara International Airport (ASM/HAAY), Eritrea
Both nose- and main gear were torn off when the DC-6 overran the runway after landing. The aircraft caught fire. Reportedly the reversers did not operate on landing. Capt. Mekuria Belete, the father of Yonas Mekuria, the co-pilot of the Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 767 that ditched off the coast of the Comoros in 1996, was reportedly demoted and lost 2 years of his seniority.

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Distance from Addis Ababa-Haile Selassie I International Airport to Asmara International Airport as the crow flies is 698 km (437 miles).

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