Narrative: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 1200 m before it came to rest after running into a drainage ditch.
|Date:||Sunday 15 October 1978|
Douglas C-47B-10-DK (DC-3)
|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)|
» Bringing Africa thogether / Ethiopian Airlines, 1988
EC-AQF was briefly registered N99873 before being sold to Ethiopian Airlines as ET-AGK in 1976
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.