Date & Time: Jul 23, 2007 at 1300 LT
Type of aircraft:
Dire Dawa - Djibouti City
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Shortly after takeoff from Dire Dawa-Aba Tenna Dejazmach Yilma Airport, while climbing to an altitude of 3,500 feet, one of the engine failed. The captain decided to return for an emergency landing but the aircraft crashed in a desert area located near Shinile, about 5 km north of Dire Dawa Airport. Upon impact, the aircraft broke in three. A passenger was killed while 8 other occupants were injured. The aircraft was completing a cargo flight to Djibouti City on behalf of Djibouti Airlines, carrying a load of 6 tons of qat.
Engine failure for unknown reasons.