Narrative:Crashed after a bomb exploded in flight. Conflicting sources say the accident happened near Barentu or southwest of Asmara.
|Date:||Monday 19 February 1979|
Douglas C-47B-35-DK (DC-3)
|C/n / msn:|| 16681/33429|
|First flight:|| 1945|
|Total airframe hrs:||10566|
|Engines:|| 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C|
|Crew:||Fatalities: / Occupants: |
|Passengers:||Fatalities: / Occupants: |
|Total:||Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5 |
|Airplane damage:|| Damaged beyond repair|
|Location:||SW of Asmara ( Eritrea)
|Phase:|| En route (ENR)|
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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.