Descripción del Accidente ASN 12 MAR 1970 Douglas DC-6B ET-AAY - Asmara International Airport (ASM)
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Fecha:jueves 12 marzo 1970
Hora:09:10 UTC
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-6B
Operador:Ethiopian Airlines
Registración: ET-AAY
Numéro de série: 45524/994
Año de Construcción: 1958
Horas Totales de la Célula:19646
Motores: 4 Pratt & Whitney R-2800
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 3
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 1
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 4
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Asmara International Airport (ASM) (   Eritrea)
Fase: Aterrizaje (LDG)
Aeropuerto de Salida:Addis Ababa-Haile Selassie I International Airport (ADD/HAAB), Etiopía
Aeropuerto de Llegada: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).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s 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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