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Accident description
Last updated: 18 October 2017
Status:
Date:Monday 18 May 2009
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov 24T
Operator:Phoenix Avia
Registration: EK-46839
C/n / msn: 7910201
First flight: 1985
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Airplane damage: Substantial
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Dire Dawa-Aba Tenna D Yilma Airport (DIR) (   Ethiopia)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Dire Dawa-Aba Tenna D Yilma Airport (DIR/HADR), Ethiopia
Destination airport:Bosaso-Bender Qassim International Airport (BSA/HCMF), Somalia
Narrative:
An Antonov 24 suffered a runway excursion during takeoff from Dire Dawa Airport, Ethiopia. The accident happened in heavy fog. All occupants escaped with minor injuries.
The identity of this aircraft is unconfirmed.

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» Addis Fortune


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Distance from Dire Dawa-Aba Tenna D Yilma Airport to Bosaso-Bender Qassim International Airport as the crow flies is 814 km (509 miles).

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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