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Last updated: 12 November 2018
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Date:Thursday 27 August 1981
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-5-DK (DC-3)
Operator:RRC Air Services
Registration: ET-AGX
C/n / msn: 26089/14644
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Dire Dawa Airport (DIR) (   Ethiopia)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Dire Dawa-Aba Tenna D Yilma Airport (DIR/HADR), Ethiopia
Narrative:
A tyre failed on landing, causing the DC-3 to veer off the runway. The undercarriage collapsed as a result. The airplane was carrying out a flight on behalf of the UN's Ethiopian Relief & Rehabilitation Commission (RRC).

Classification:
Runway excursion

Sources:
» Bringing Africa thogether / Ethiopian Airlines, 1988


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