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Cras of a De Havilland DHC-6 Twin Otter in Mojo: 18 killed

Date & Time: Aug 30, 2018 at 1030 LT
Operator:
Registration:
ET-AIU
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Dire Dawa – Harar Meda
MSN:
822
YOM:
1985
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
15
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
18
Circumstances:
The twin engine airplane departed Dire Dawa in the morning on a flight to Harar Meda Airbase located in Debre Zeit, carrying 15 Army officers and three civilians on behalf of the Ethiopian Army. While descending to Harar Meda, the airplane crashed in unknown circumstances in a wooded area located in Mojo, some 17 km southeast of the airfield. The aircraft was totally destroyed and all 18 occupants were killed, among them two children. Operated on behalf of the Ethiopian Army with dual registration ET-AIU & 808.

Crash of an Antonov AN-12 near Debre Zeit AFB: 26 killed

Date & Time: Feb 16, 1984
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
1509
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
33
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
26
Circumstances:
On approach to Debre Zeit-Harar Meda AFB, the four engine exploded and crashed few km short of runway threshold, bursting into flames. 12 occupants were rescued while 26 others were killed.
Probable cause:
It was determined that an Ethiopian Air Force Lieutenant elected to hijack the airplane to Somalia and detonated a grenade while the airplane was approaching the airbase.

Crash of a Douglas C-47B-15-DK in Debre Zeit

Date & Time: Dec 30, 1957
Operator:
Registration:
702
Flight Type:
MSN:
15141/26586
YOM:
1944
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Crashed in unknown circumstances at Debre Zeit-Harar Meda Airport located about 40 km southeast of Addis Ababa. The crew fate remains unknown.