Accident description
Last updated: 23 April 2014
Status:
Date:Wednesday 7 October 1981
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-25-DK
Operator:Ethiopian Airlines
Registration: ET-AHR
C/n / msn: 13311
First flight: 1944
Total airframe hrs:26381
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Dessie-Kombolcha Airport (DSE) (   Ethiopia)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Dessie-Combolcha Airport (DSE/HADC), Ethiopia
Narrative:
Main gear collapsed. The aircraft was destroyed later (December 1981) when being struck by a crashing Mil Mi-24 helicopter.

Sources:
» Bringing Africa thogether / Ethiopian Airlines, 1988


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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.
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