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Accident description
Last updated: 9 October 2015
Date:Sunday 15 October 1978
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-10-DK (DC-3)
Operator:Ethiopian Airlines
Registration: ET-AGK
C/n / msn: 26465/15020
First flight: 1944
Total airframe hrs:30160
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 29
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 32
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Soddu Airport (SXU) (   Ethiopia)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
A total hydraulic pressure loss forced the crew to divert to Soddu. The engines were cut out following touchdown and the DC-3 rolled for 1200m before it came to rest after running into a drainage ditch.

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photo of Douglas C-47B-10-DK (DC-3) EC-AQF
EC-AQF was briefly registered N99873 before being sold to Ethiopian Airlines as ET-AGK in 1976
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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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