Accident description
Last updated: 22 December 2014
Status:
Date:Tuesday 13 January 1987
Time:13:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN12 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov 12
Operator:Ethiopian Air Force
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 54 / Occupants: 54
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Asmara International Airport (ASM) (   Eritrea) show on map
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Asmara International Airport (ASM/HAAY), Eritrea
Destination airport:Addis Ababa-Bole Airport (ADD/HAAB), Ethiopia
Narrative:
Crashed when attempting to return after takeoff.

Sources:
» Aviation Letter 243
» Ottawa Citizen - Jan 14, 1987


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Distance from Asmara International Airport to Addis Ababa-Bole Airport as the crow flies is 698 km (436 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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Antonov 12

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