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Accident description
Last updated: 19 October 2017
Date:Wednesday 25 October 1978
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-5-DK (DC-3)
Operator:Ethiopian Airlines
Registration: ET-AGQ
C/n / msn: 12278
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 9
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 13
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Degahbur Airport (DGC) (   Ethiopia)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Degahbur Airport (DGC/HADB), Ethiopia
Feeling a sudden wind gust on touchdown, the captain took over control from the co-pilot. The aircraft failed to decelerate and was ground looped to the right. The left main gear collapsed when it struck a drainage ditch.


photo of Douglas C-47A-5-DK G-AGYZ
G-AGYZ was bought by Skyways in 1975 and sold to Ethiopian as ET-AGQ in June 1977.
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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.
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