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Last updated: 3 December 2021
Date:Wednesday 20 November 1974
Time:06:30 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-30-DL (DC-3)
Operator:Ethiopian Airlines
Registration: ET-AAR
MSN: 9465
First flight: 1943
Total airframe hrs:27809
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 21
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 24
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Soddu Airport (SXU) (   Ethiopia)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Soddu Airport (SXU/HASD), Ethiopia
Destination airport:Beica Airport (BEI/HABE), Ethiopia
Crashed on takeoff. The pilot and copilot were killed, ten passengers were slightly injured and the hostess and remaining eleven passengers were unharmed.

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photo of Douglas-C-47A-30-DL-ET-AAR
accident date: 20-11-1974
type: Douglas C-47A-30-DL (DC-3)
registration: ET-AAR

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 Soddu Airport to Beica Airport as the crow flies is 454 km (284 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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