Accident de Havilland Canada DHC-5D Buffalo ET-AHI, Tuesday 8 November 1988
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Date:Tuesday 8 November 1988
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC5 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
de Havilland Canada DHC-5D Buffalo
Owner/operator:Ethiopian Airlines
Registration: ET-AHI
MSN: 101
Year of manufacture:1981
Engine model:General Electric CT64-820-4
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Gondar Airport (GDQ) -   Ethiopia
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Gondar Airport (GDQ/HAGN)
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
The main gear wouldn't retract following takeoff and the hydraulic pressure warning light lit, followed by a pressure drop. A flat approach was made with 7deg flaps and the aircraft touched down 400 m down the runway, rolled 900 m before veering into a ditch. The nosegear collapsed and a small fire broke out on the right engine.


ICAO Adrep Summary 1/89 #13



photo (c) Raimund Stehmann; Gondar Airport (GDQ); October 2004

photo (c) Ron Mak; Addis Ababa-Bole Airport (ADD); 21 January 1988

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