Accident description
Last updated: 17 April 2014
Status:
Date:Wednesday 20 July 1977
Time:ca 17:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3 (R4D-1)
Operator:Ethiopian Airlines
Registration: ET-ABF
C/n / msn: 6069
First flight: 1942
Total airframe hrs:31338
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Tubo Milkie (   Ethiopia)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Tippi Airport (TIE/HATP), Ethiopia
Destination airport:Jimma Airport (JIM/HAJM), Ethiopia
Narrative:
The DC-3 took off from Tippi at 16:48 for a 40 minute flight to Jimma. Last contact with the flight was at 17:20 when Jimma Tower passed on weather information. The aircraft was found to be crashed on the side of a densely wooded mountain, at an altitude of 8000 feet. The weather was poor: low clouds, rain showers and very poor horizontal visibility.

Events:

Sources:
» Bringing Africa thogether / Ethiopian Airlines, 1988


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Distance from Tippi Airport to Jimma Airport as the crow flies is 170 km (106 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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