Accident description
Last updated: 19 December 2014
Status:
Date:Tuesday 8 November 1988
Time:10:45
Type: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) show on map
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Gondar Airport (GDQ/HAGN), Ethiopia
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
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 400m down the runway, rolled 900m before veering into a ditch. The nosegear collapsed and a small fire broke out on the right engine.

Sources:
» ICAO Adrep Summary 1/89 #13


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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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