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Last updated: 1 December 2021
Status:Preliminary - official
Date:Monday 28 December 1987
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-15-DK (DC-3)
Operator:Ethiopian Airlines
Registration: ET-AGO
MSN: 26732/15287
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:2 km (1.3 mls) N of Goba Airport (GOB) (   Ethiopia)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Goba Airport (GOB/HAGB), Ethiopia
Destination airport:?
After takeoff from runway 33 the left propeller rpm dropped to 1500 with severe vibration. In order to carry out a forced landing on runway 15 the crew began a left turn. Unable to make the runway they landed gear up 2 km north of Goba Airport.

Gear-up landing
Forced landing outside airport

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