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Crash of a Cessna 208B Grand Caravan near Kombolcha

Date & Time: Jul 27, 2021
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
ET-AMI
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Jigjiga - Dire Dawa
MSN:
208B-1260
YOM:
2007
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The single engine aircraft departed Jigjiga Airport on a humanitarian mission to Dire Dawa, carrying two pilots and two employees of the World Food Program. En route, the crew encountered an unexpected situation and was forced to attempt an emergency landing. Upon landing, the aircraft came to rest on its nose in a near vertical position with its right wing partially torn off. All four occupants escaped with minor injuries.

Crash of a De Havilland DHC-6 Twin Otter 300 in Addis Ababa

Date & Time: Oct 22, 1995 at 0950 LT
Operator:
Registration:
ET-AIO
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Kombolcha-Dessie – Addis Ababa
MSN:
818
YOM:
1985
Flight number:
ET173
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
17
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
On final approach to Addis Ababa-Bole Airport, the twin engine aircraft collided with a white backed vulture of 5,4 kg. The windshield was broken and both pilots were seriously injured. Nevertheless, they elected to make an emergency landing when the aircraft crashed 300 metres short of runway. All 20 occupants were rescued, among them nine were injured.
Probable cause:
Loss of control on final approach following bird strike.

Crash of a Douglas C-47B-25-DK in Kombolcha

Date & Time: Oct 7, 1981
Operator:
Registration:
ET-AHR
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
13311
YOM:
1944
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Aircraft flight hours:
26381
Circumstances:
Upon landing, one of the main landing gear collapsed. The airplane sank on its belly and came to rest. There were no casualties but the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

Crash of a Douglas C-47A-25-DK near Dessie: 6 killed

Date & Time: Mar 20, 1947
Operator:
Registration:
42-93804
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Asmara – Addis Ababa
MSN:
13756
YOM:
1944
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
6
Circumstances:
Crashed in unknown circumstances in a desert area located about 40 km southwest of Dessie. All six occupants were killed.