Date & Time: Aug 30, 2018 at 1030 LT
Type of aircraft:
De Havilland DHC-6 Twin Otter
Charter/Taxi (Non Scheduled Revenue Flight)
Dire Dawa – Harar Meda
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
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.