Date & Time: Sep 10, 1972 at 1020 LT
Operator:
Registration:
ET-ABQ
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Asmara – Axum – Gondar – Bahar Dar – Addis Ababa
MSN:
4325
YOM:
1942
Country:
Ethiopia
Region:
Africa
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
3
Pax on board:
8
Pax fatalities:
8
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
11
Aircraft flight hours:
28615
Circumstances:
On approach to Gondar Airport, the left wing detached. Out of control, the airplane dove into the ground and crashed few km from the airfield. All 11 occupants were killed.
Causes:
It is believed that the physical loss of the right wing was caused by the presence of fatigue cracks in the root.