Date & Time: Nov 30, 1963 at 1433 LT
Type of aircraft:
Douglas C-47 Skytrain (DC-3)
Addis Ababa - Addis Ababa
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
Aircraft flight hours:
The crew was engaged in a local post-maintenance test flight. At liftoff, the airplane banked left, struck the ground and came to rest. All three crew members were uninjured while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
It was determined that the loss of control was the consequence of a poor maintenance check on part of the company technicians who wrongly reconnected the ailerons cables prior to the test flight.