Accident description
Last updated: 2 September 2014
Status:
Date:Sunday 10 September 1972
Time:10:20
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47-DL (DC-3)
Operator:Ethiopian Airlines
Registration: ET-ABQ
C/n / msn: 4325
First flight: 1942
Total airframe hrs:28615
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Total:Fatalities: 11 / Occupants: 11
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Gondar (   Ethiopia) show on map
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Axum Airport (AXU/HAAX), Ethiopia
Destination airport:Gondar Airport (GDQ/HAGN), Ethiopia
Narrative:
The DC-3 was operating on a flight from Asmara to Addis Ababa via Axum, Gondar and Bahar Dar.
The aircraft crashed 35 min. after take-off when the right wing separated from the fuselage.


Classification:
Wing failure
Loss of control

Sources:
» Bringing Africa thogether / Ethiopian Airlines, 1988


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Axum Airport to Gondar Airport as the crow flies is 223 km (140 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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