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Last updated: 8 December 2019
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Date:Thursday 30 August 2018
Time:10:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300
Operator:Ethiopian Air Force
Registration: ET-AIU/808
C/n / msn: 822
First flight: 1985
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 15 / Occupants: 15
Total:Fatalities: 18 / Occupants: 18
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Mojo (   Ethiopia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Dire Dawa-Aba Tenna D Yilma Airport (DIR/HADR), Ethiopia
Destination airport:Bishoftu-Harar Meda Air Base (HAHM), Ethiopia
Narrative:
A DHC-6 Twin Otter aircraft crashed near Mojo in Ethiopia. All those on board, 15 members of the Ethiopian defense force and three civilians were killed. Some reports suggest that 17 instead of 18 persons died in the crash.

Sources:
» theeastafrican.co.ke
» fanabc.com/english
» fanabc.com
» dmcnews.org


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photo of DHC-6-Twin-Otter-300-ET-AIU
accident date: 30-08-2018
type: de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300
registration: ET-AIU
 

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Map
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Dire Dawa-Aba Tenna D Yilma Airport to Bishoftu-Harar Meda Air Base as the crow flies is 327 km (204 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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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DHC-6 Twin Otter

  • 930+ built
  • 279th loss
  • 180th fatal accident
  • 20th worst accident
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 Ethiopia
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  • 6th worst accident (currently)
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