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Last updated: 29 May 2020
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Date:Monday 24 October 2016
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH8D model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-8-402Q Dash 8
Operator:Ethiopian Airlines
Registration: ET-ANY
C/n / msn: 4334
First flight: 2010
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PW150A
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 74
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 80
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Dire Dawa-Aba Tenna D Yilma Airport (DIR) (   Ethiopia)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Dire Dawa-Aba Tenna D Yilma Airport (DIR/HADR), Ethiopia
Destination airport:Addis Ababa-Bole Airport (ADD/HAAB), Ethiopia
Flightnumber:ET212
Narrative:
Ethiopian Airlines flight ET212 from Dire Dawa to Addis Ababa hit wild animals during takeoff. The flight crew aborted the takeoff but the aircraft suffered a runway excursion.

Classification:
Collision with person or animal on the ground
Runway excursion

Sources:
» Ethiopian Airlines


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Distance from Dire Dawa-Aba Tenna D Yilma Airport to Addis Ababa-Bole Airport as the crow flies is 341 km (213 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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