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Accident description
Last updated: 24 October 2017
Date:Tuesday 23 March 1993
Type:Silhouette image of generic F27 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fokker F-27 Friendship 300
Operator:Air West Express
Registration: ST-AWA
C/n / msn: 10186
First flight: 1961
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 29
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 35
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Hareto (   Ethiopia)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Dar Es Salaam International Airport (DAR/HTDA), Tanzania
Destination airport:Addis Ababa-Bole Airport (ADD/HAAB), Ethiopia
The F-27 strayed off course and a precautionary landing had to be made due to fuel exhaustion. The aircraft collided with trees on rollout. The left wing broke off and the gear collapsed.

» Airnieuws 301 (p. 17)
» ICAO Adrep Summary 2/93 (#35)
» Scramble 169


photo of Fokker F-27 Friendship 300 PH-SFE
PH-SFE was sold to Sudan in January 1993.
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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Dar Es Salaam International Airport to Addis Ababa-Bole Airport as the crow flies is 1756 km (1098 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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