Accident Douglas C-47A-20-DK (DC-3) ET-T-18, Friday 15 July 1960
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Date:Friday 15 July 1960
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas C-47A-20-DK (DC-3)
Owner/operator:Ethiopian Air Lines
Registration: ET-T-18
MSN: 12926
Year of manufacture:1944
Total airframe hrs:13674 hours
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 11
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:27,5 km S of Jimma -   Ethiopia
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Bulchi Airport (BCY/HABU)
Destination airport:Jimma Airport (JIM/HAJM)
Flight ET 372 departed Bulchi at 09:04Z carrying 8 passengers and a cargo of coffee. After contacting Jimma at 09:40 the pilot requested that the Jimma NDB be turned on. There was no further contact with the flight. The DC-3 crashed on a mountainside at 9400 feet altitude.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The accident was caused by the following: a) the pilot misjudged the weather conditions in that he continued to fly into deteriorating weather conditions while trying to maintain visual flight rules; b) he misjudged the performance capabilities of the aircraft in that he attempted to climb at a speed below the minimum safe climbing speed of the aircraft."


Bringing Africa thogether / Ethiopian Airlines, 1988

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