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Accident description
Last updated: 20 May 2018
Date:Tuesday 8 November 1988
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC5 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-5D Buffalo
Operator:Ethiopian Airlines
Registration: ET-AHI
C/n / msn: 101
First flight: 1981
Engines: 2 General Electric CT64-820-4
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Gondar Airport (GDQ) (   Ethiopia)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:Gondar Airport (GDQ/HAGN), Ethiopia
Destination airport:?
The main gear wouldn't retract following takeoff and the hydraulic pressure warning light lit, followed by a pressure drop. A flat approach was made with 7deg flaps and the aircraft touched down 400 m down the runway, rolled 900 m before veering into a ditch. The nosegear collapsed and a small fire broke out on the right engine.


Runway excursion

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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s 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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