Date & Time: Sep 10, 1972 at 1020 LT
Type of aircraft:
Douglas C-47 Skytrain (DC-3)
Landing (descent or approach)
Scheduled Revenue Flight
Asmara – Axum – Gondar – Bahar Dar – Addis Ababa
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
Aircraft flight hours:
On approach to Gondar Airport, the left wing detached. Out of control, the airplane dove into the ground and crashed few km from the airfield. All 11 occupants were killed.
It is believed that the physical loss of the right wing was caused by the presence of fatigue cracks in the root.