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Last updated: 23 January 2022
Datum:Sonntag 10 September 1972
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47-DL (DC-3)
Fluggesellschaft:Ethiopian Airlines
Kennzeichen: ET-ABQ
Werknummer: 4325
Baujahr: 1942
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 8 / Insassen: 8
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 11 / Insassen: 11
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:nahe Gondar (   Äthiopien)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Axum Airport (AXU/HAAX), Äthiopien
Flug nach:Gondar Airport (GDQ/HAGN), Äthiopien
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.

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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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