Narrative: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.
|Date:||Wednesday 25 October 1978|
Douglas C-47A-5-DK (DC-3)
|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)|
|Destination airport:||Degahbur Airport (DGC), Ethiopia|
G-AGYZ was bought by Skyways in 1975 and sold to Ethiopian as ET-AGQ in June 1977.
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.