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Last updated: 21 October 2021
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Date:Tuesday 27 July 2021
Type:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
Operator:Abyssinian Flight Services
On behalf of:United Nations World Food Programme
Registration: ET-AMI
MSN: 208B1260
First flight: 2007
Engines: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114A
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Kombolcha (   Ethiopia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Jijiga-Wilwal Airport (JIJ/HAJJ), Ethiopia
Destination airport:Dire Dawa-Aba Tenna D Yilma Airport (DIR/HADR), Ethiopia
Narrative:
A Cessna 208B Grand Caravan, operating for the UN's World Food Programme, suffered extensive damage following a forced landing near Kombolcha, Ethiopia. The aircraft was carrying two humanitarian staff members from Jijiga to Dire Dawa.
The aircraft came to rest nose down. The right-hand wing was severed, the right-hand main gear broke and there was extensive damage to the propeller, engine and nose gear area.

Sources:
» wfp.org


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Distance from Jijiga-Wilwal Airport to Dire Dawa-Aba Tenna D Yilma Airport as the crow flies is 118 km (74 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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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