Accident description
Last updated: 23 April 2014
Status:
Date:Sunday 22 June 1986
Time:04:08
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300
Operator:Ethiopian Airlines
Registration: ET-AIQ
C/n / msn: 819
First flight: 1985
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 17
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 20
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Dembidollo (   Ethiopia)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Addis Ababa-Bole Airport (ADD/HAAB), Ethiopia
Destination airport:Dembidollo Airport (DEM/HADD), Ethiopia
Narrative:
The Twin Otter encountered rising terrain, covered by low stratus clouds. In an attempt to clear the rising terrain, maximum climb power was applied, with 10deg flaps. The aircraft began to stall and continued to stall even when 20deg of flaps were selected. The Twin Otter struck trees and crashed.

Sources:
» ICAO Adrep Summary 3/94 (#241)


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Distance from Addis Ababa-Bole Airport to Dembidollo Airport as the crow flies is 433 km (271 miles).

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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