Narrative:The DC-3 was operating on a flight from Asmara to Addis Ababa via Axum, Gondar and Bahar Dar.
|Date:||Sunday 10 September 1972|
|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)
|Phase:|| En route (ENR)|
|Nature:||Domestic Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Axum Airport (AXU/HAAX), Ethiopia|
|Destination airport:||Gondar Airport (GDQ/HAGN), Ethiopia|
The aircraft crashed 35 min. after take-off when the right wing separated from the fuselage.
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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.