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Last updated: 27 November 2021
Date:Wednesday 25 October 1978
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-5-DK (DC-3)
Operator:Ethiopian Airlines
Registration: ET-AGQ
MSN: 12278
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 9
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 13
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Degahbur Airport (DGC) (   Ethiopia)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Degahbur Airport (DGC/HADB), Ethiopia
Feeling a sudden wind gust on touchdown, the captain took over control from the co-pilot. The aircraft failed to decelerate and was ground looped to the right. The left main gear collapsed when it struck a drainage ditch.

Landing gear collapse
Runway mishap


photo of Douglas-C-47A-G-AGYZ
accident date: 25-10-1978
type: Douglas C-47A (DC-3)
registration: G-AGYZ
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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