Runway excursion Accident Douglas C-47B-5-DK (DC-3) ET-AGX,
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Date:Thursday 27 August 1981
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas C-47B-5-DK (DC-3)
Owner/operator:RRC Air Services
Registration: ET-AGX
MSN: 26089/14644
Year of manufacture:1944
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 8
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Dire Dawa Airport (DIR) -   Ethiopia
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Dire Dawa-Aba Tenna D Yilma Airport (DIR/HADR)
The aircraft landed at Dire Dawa Airport (DIR), runway 33, in rain showers and a right cross wind, 050 deg/20 kts gusting 28 kts. After rolling for about 200 m the aircraft veered to the left and left the runway about 1,000 m from the touchdown. The aircraft came to rest 1,450 m from touchdown on the left side of the runway.
The undercarriage collapsed as a result. The airplane was carrying out a flight on behalf of the UN's Ethiopian Relief & Rehabilitation Commission (RRC).


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