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Last updated: 29 November 2021
Date:Tuesday 5 September 1961
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-25-DK (DC-3)
Operator:Ethiopian Air Lines
Registration: ET-T-16
MSN: 13305
First flight: 1944
Total airframe hrs:16278
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 16
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 19
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:S of Sendafar (   Ethiopia)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Addis Ababa-Lideta Airport (HAAL), Ethiopia
Destination airport:Asmara International Airport (ASM/HAAY), Eritrea
While on a local charter survey flight the propeller malfunctioned. The pilot tried to return to Addis Ababa, but the aircraft crashed.

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Distance from Addis Ababa-Lideta Airport to Asmara International Airport as the crow flies is 696 km (435 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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