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Accident description
Last updated: 22 October 2016
Date:Tuesday 17 September 1991
Type:Silhouette image of generic C130 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed L-100-30 Hercules
Operator:Ethiopian Airlines
Registration: ET-AJL
C/n / msn: 5029
First flight: 1985
Engines: 4 Allison 501-D22A
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Mount Arey (   Djibouti)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Djibouti Airport (JIB/HDAM), Djibouti
Destination airport:Dire Dawa-Aba Tenna D Yilma Airport (DIR/HADR), Ethiopia
Due to nosegear problems, the Hercules returned to Djibouti. The descent was initiated prematurely and the aircraft flew into a mountain.

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Distance from Djibouti Airport to Dire Dawa-Aba Tenna D Yilma Airport as the crow flies is 258 km (161 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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