Accident Boeing 707-3K1C 9G-IRL, Saturday 19 March 2005
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Date:Saturday 19 March 2005
Type:Silhouette image of generic B703 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Boeing 707-3K1C
Owner/operator:Ethiopian Airlines, lsf Cargo Plus Aviation
Registration: 9G-IRL
MSN: 20805/884
Year of manufacture:1974
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney JT3D-3B (HK2)
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Entebbe Airport (EBB) -   Uganda
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Addis Ababa-Bole Airport (ADD/HAAB)
Destination airport:Entebbe Airport (EBB/HUEN)
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
The Boeing 707 departed Addis Abeba on a cargo flight to Lome, Togo with a scheduled refueling stop at Entebbe.The airplane was carrying 32.8 tons of cargo. It was raining as the Boeing approached Entebbe, with a visibility of about 8 km. At 10:46 the aircraft made a first attempt to land on runway 17 but the approach was abandoned. On the second attempt the pilot wanted to carry out a visual approach to runway 35 over Lake Victoria. At 10:51, the pilot reported short final and was cleared to land. It came in too low, struck a rock, broke up and crashed into Lake Victoria.
The investigators said the accident was as a result of failure to follow the correct flight path on the final approach to runway 35, and failure to follow the published missed approach procedures.


The Monitor
Ugandan report blames UN crew on plane crash (, 12-9-2006)



photo (c) Raimund Stehmann; Addis Ababa-Bole Airport (ADD); 06 January 2005

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