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Date:Sunday 10 September 1972
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47-DL (DC-3)
Operator:Ethiopian Airlines
Registration: ET-ABQ
MSN: 4325
First flight: 1942
Total airframe hrs:28615
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Total:Fatalities: 11 / Occupants: 11
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Gondar (   Ethiopia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Axum Airport (AXU/HAAX), Ethiopia
Destination airport:Gondar Airport (GDQ/HAGN), Ethiopia
The DC-3 was operating on a flight from Asmara to Addis Ababa via Axum, Gondar and Bahar Dar.
The aircraft crashed 35 min. after takeoff when the right wing separated from the fuselage.

Wing failure
Loss of control

» Bringing Africa thogether / Ethiopian Airlines, 1988


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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 Axum Airport to Gondar Airport as the crow flies is 223 km (140 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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