Date & Time: Oct 24, 2016
Type of aircraft:
De Havilland DHC-8-400 (Dash-8)
Scheduled Revenue Flight
Dire Dawa – Addis Ababa
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
During the takeoff roll from runway 15/33 at Dire Dawa-Aba Tenna Dejazmach Yilma Airport, the aircraft collided with wild animals. The captaint abandoned the takeoff procedure and initiated an emergency braking manoeuvre when the aircraft veered off runway and came to rest. All 80 occupants evacuated safely and the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
Collision with wild animals during takeoff.