Accident Boeing 707-379C ET-ACQ, Wednesday 25 July 1990
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Date:Wednesday 25 July 1990
Type:Silhouette image of generic B703 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Boeing 707-379C
Owner/operator:Ethiopian Airlines
Registration: ET-ACQ
MSN: 19820/709
Year of manufacture:1968
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney JT3D-3B
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Addis Ababa-Bole Airport (ADD) -   Ethiopia
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Addis Ababa-Bole Airport (ADD/HAAB)
Destination airport:Asmara International Airport (ASM/HAAY)
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
The Boeing aborted the runway 07 takeoff when bangs were heard followed by a momentary N1 dip of the no. 2 and 3 engines. The takeoff was aborted below V1 but the 707 overran the runway and impacted lower ground, breaking up. A flock of pigeons had collided with the plane.


Fatalities and Destroyed Civil Aircraft Due To Bird Strikes 1912-2002 / John Thorpe (International Bird Strike Committee ISBC26/WP-SA1)
ICAO Adrep Summary 3/94 (#11)

History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft

11 March 1969 ET-ACQ Ethiopian Airlines 0 Frankfurt International Airport (FRA) unk



photo (c) Raimund Stehmann; Addis Ababa-Bole Airport (ADD); August 1993

photo (c) via Werner Fischdick; Amsterdam-Schiphol Airport (AMS); March 1990

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