Accident description
Last updated: 2 October 2014
Status:
Date:Tuesday 14 December 1976
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-20-DK (DC-3)
Operator:Ethiopian Airlines
Registration: ET-AEJ
C/n / msn: 15545/26990
First flight: 1944
Total airframe hrs:11976
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 8
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Oborso (   Ethiopia)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Oborso, Ethiopia
Narrative:
Right main gear collapse during landing roll on runway 09. The crew retracted the gear and the DC-3 continued on it's belly until colliding with an anthill.

Sources:
» Bringing Africa thogether / Ethiopian Airlines, 1988


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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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