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Last updated: 14 October 2019
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Date:Sunday 15 January 1984
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN12 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-12
Operator:Ethiopian Air Force
Registration: 1506
C/n / msn: 4342002
First flight: 1963
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 26 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Tessenei Airport (TES) (   Eritrea)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Reportedly shot down by guerrilla fighters using an SA-7 missile.

Sources:
» Soviet Transports
» Aviation Letter
» ACIG.org
» Chronological Listing of Ethiopian Losses & Ejections


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Antonov An-12

  • 1243 built
  • 79th loss
  • 46th fatal accident
  • 6th worst accident (at the time)
  • 17th worst accident (currently)
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 Eritrea
  • The worst accident (at the time)
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