Date & Time: Jan 13, 1987 at 1330 LT
Type of aircraft:
Asmara - Addis Ababa
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
After takeoff from Asmara-Yohannes IV Airport, while climbing, an engine failed. The crew declared an emergency and initiated a circuit to return when the aircraft lost height and crashed in a huge explosion. All 54 occupants.
Engine failure during initial climb for unknown reasons.