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Fatal crashes in Ethiopia and airlines blacklist

This information page lists the most recent fatal airline accidents in the subregion. Accidents with no fatalities are not listed. You will also find below an updated list of airlines subject to flight restrictions in certain countries.

Crashes in Ethiopia
DateCrash locationAirline
Aircraft (reg. number)
 Passengers
 Fatalities aboard
 Killed on the ground
List updated regularly.
2007
23 Jul
Ethiopia
Near Shinile
Djibouti Airlines
Antonov AN-26V (EX-030)
 9
 1 /  0
1989
7 Aug
Ethiopia
Near Gambela
RRC Air Service
de Havilland DHC-6 Twin Otter 300 (ET-AIL)
 16
 16 /  0
1988
15 Sep
Ethiopia
Bahar Dar
Ethiopian Airlines
Boeing B-737-230 (ET-AJA)
 104
 35 /  0
1987
13 Jan
Ethiopia
Near Asmara
Military - Ethiopian Air Force
Antonov AN-12 (?)
 54
 54 /  0
1984
16 Feb
Ethiopia
Near Debre Zelt
Military - Ethiopian Air Force
Antonov AN-12 (1506)
 38
 26 /  0
1982
14 Jan
Ethiopia
Near Addis Ababa
Military - Ethiopian Air Force
Antonov AN-26 (71383)
 73
 73 /  0
1979
19 Feb
Ethiopia
Barentu
Ethiopian Airlines
Douglas DC-3 (ET-AFW)
 5
 5 /  0
1977
20 Jul
Ethiopia
Jima
Ethiopian Airlines
Douglas DC-3 (ET-ABF)
 5
 5 /  0
1975
11 Sep
Ethiopia
Near Bahar Dar
Ethiopian Airlines
Douglas C-47-DL (ET-ABX)
 9
 1 /  0
1974
20 Nov
Ethiopia
Soddu
Ethiopian Airlines
Douglas DC-3 (ET-AAR)
 24
 2 /  0
1972
10 Sep
Ethiopia
Gondar
Ethiopian Airlines
Douglas DC-3 (ET-ABQ)
 11
 11 /  0
1972
18 Apr
Ethiopia
Addis Ababa
East African Airways
BAC Super VC-10 1154 (5X-UVA)
 107
 43 /  0
1965
14 Sep
Ethiopia
Gore
Ethiopian Airlines
Douglas DC-3 (ET-ABI)
 17
 17 /  0
1964
2 Oct
Ethiopia
Addis Ababa
Interocean
Lockheed L-749A-79 Constellation (LX-IOK)
 7
 1 /  0
1962
13 Jan
Ethiopia
Near Tippi
Ethiopian Airlines
Douglas DC-3 (ET-T-1)
 18
 5 /  1
1961
5 Sep
Ethiopia
Near Sendafar
Ethiopian Airlines
Douglas DC-3 (ET-T-16)
 19
 5 /  0
1960
15 Jul
Ethiopia
Near Jima
Ethiopian Airlines
Douglas DC-3 (ET-T-18)
 11
 1 /  0
Crashes in the region
DateCrash locationAirline
Aircraft (reg. number)
 Passengers
 Fatalities aboard
 Killed on the ground
List updated regularly. --- See all
2016
19 May
Egypt
175 miles off the Egyptian coast
EgyptAir
Airbus A320-232 (SU-GCC)
 66
 66 /  0
2016
2 Feb
Somalia
Near Mogadishu
Daallo Airlines
Airbus A321-111 (SX-BHS)
 72
 1 /  0
2015
31 Oct
Egypt
Near Hasna
Metrojet
Airbus A321-231 (EI-ETJ)
 224
 224 /  0
2014
2 Jul
Kenya
Near Nairobi
Skyward International Aviation
Fokker 50 (5Y-CET)
 4
 4 /  0
2013
9 Aug
Somalia
Mogadishu
Military - Ethiopian Air Force
Antonov An-12 (?)
 6
 4 /  0
2012
7 Oct
Sudan
Near Omdurman
Military - Sudanese Air Force
Antonov An-12BP (ST-ASA)
 22
 15 /  0
2012
19 Aug
Sudan
Talodi
Alfa Airlines
Antonov An-26-100 (ST-ARL)
 32
 32 /  0
2010
14 Feb
Republic of Yemen
Near Saada
Military - Yemeni Arm
Helicopter? (?)
 11
 11 /  2
2009
9 Mar
Uganda
Lake Victoria
Aerolift
Ilyushin Il-76T (S9-SAB)
 11
 11 /  0
2009
20 Feb
Egypt
Luxor
Aerolift
Antonov 12V (S9-SVN)
 5
 5 /  0
2008
13 Aug
Somalia
K-50 Airport
Fly 540
Fokker F-27 Friendship 500 (5Y-BVF)
 3
 3 /  0
2008
30 Jun
Sudan
Near Khartoum
Ababeel Aviaition
Ilysushin Il-76TD (ST-WTB)
 4
 4 /  0
2008
27 Jun
Sudan
Near Malakal
Juba Air Cargo
Antonov 12BK (ST-ARN)
 8
 7 /  0
2008
10 Jun
Sudan
Khartoum
Sudan Airways
Airbus A-310-324 (ST-ATN)
 214
 32 /  0
2008
2 May
Sudan
Near Rumbek
Southern Sudan Air Connection
Beechcraft 1900C (5Y-FLX)
 24
 24 /  0
2007
8 Nov
Sudan
Khartoum
Juba Air Cargo
Antonov 12 (ST-JUA)
 4
 0 /  2
2007
6 May
Egypt
Near El-Thamad
Military - French Air Force
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter (742/CB)
 9
 9 /  0
2007
23 Mar
Somalia
Mogadishu
Transaviaexport Airlines
Ilushin Il-76TD (EW-78849 )
 11
 11 /  0
2006
28 Apr
Uganda
Peak Margarita
King Air Charter
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan (ZS-ADL)
 3
 3 /  0
2006
10 Apr
Kenya
Marsabit
Military - Kenya Air Force
Harbin Yunshuji Y-12-II (132)
 17
 14 /  0
2006
8 Jan
Uganda
Bukalaza
Service Air
Antonov 12 (9Q-CIH)
 6
 6 /  0
2005
2 Jun
Sudan
Khartoom
Marsland Aviation
Antonov AN-24B (ST-WAL)
 42
 7 /  0
2005
3 Feb
Sudan
Near Khartoum
Air West
Ilyushin 76TD (ST-EWB)
 7
 7 /  0
2004
11 Dec
Saudi Arabia
Near Jeddah
Airline Transport
Ilyushin II-76TD (ER-IBW)
 7
 1 /  0
2004
5 Oct
Sudan
Kaduqli
Sarit Airlines
Antonov AN-12 (ST-SAF)
 4
 4 /  0
2004
23 May
Kenya
Mwingi
Blue Bird Aviation
Let 410UVP (5Y-VVD)
 2
 2 /  0
2004
11 May
Sudan
Dalang
El Magal Aviation
Antonov AN-12 (ST-SIG)
 7
 7 /  0
2004
6 May
Sudan
Jiech
Charter - Air Cush
Let 410UVP (9XR-DC)
 10
 6 /  0
2004
3 Jan
Egypt
Off Sharm el Sheikh
Flash Air
Boeing B-737-3Q8 (SU-ZCF)
 148
 148 /  0
2003
19 Jul
Kenya
Mount Kenya
Ryan Blake Air Charter
Swearingen SA-226T Metro II (ZS-OYI)
 14
 14 /  0
2003
8 Jul
Sudan
Port Sudan
Sudan Airways
Boeing 737-2J8C (ST-AFK)
 117
 117 /  0
2003
24 Jan
Kenya
Busia
African Commuter Services
Grumman G-159 Gulfstream I (5Y-EMJ)
 13
 3 /  0
2002
28 Nov
Kenya
Masai Mara Game Reserve
Eagle Aviation
Let 410UVP-E20 (5Y-ONT)
 20
 1 /  0
2002
4 Jul
Central African Republic
Bangui
Prestige Airlines (Cargo) Charter
Boeing B-707-123B (9XR-IS)
 27
 25 /  0
2002
17 Mar
Djibouti
Off Djibouti
Djibouti Airlines
Let 410UVP-E (J2-KBC)
 4
 4 /  0
2001
4 Apr
Sudan
Adar Yeil
Military - Sudan Air Force
Antonov AN-24 (?)
 30
 14 /  0
2001
15 Mar
Saudi Arabia
Medina
Vnukovo Airlines
Tupolev 154M (RA-85619)
 174
 3 /  0
1999
26 Nov
Kenya
Nairobi
DHL Aviation Africa
Cessna 208 Caravan I (5Y-RAN)
 4
 4 /  0
1999
2 Oct
Saudi Arabia
Dhahran
Aramco Associated Company
Bell 214ST helicopter (N704H)
 20
 12 /  0
1999
3 Jun
Sudan
Near Khartoum
Military - Sudan Air Force
Antonov 32 (?)
 50
 50 /  0
1999
29 May
Kenya
Ol Kiombo
Malindi Air Services
Let 410UVP-E (5Y-LET)
 2
 2 /  0
1998
25 Oct
Uganda
Rwenzori mountains
TanaMana Aviation
Britten-Norman BN-2A-3 Islander (5Y-ANV)
 11
 4 /  0
1998
17 Jul
Eritrea
Asmara
Ukraine Aviation Transport Company
Ilyushin II-76 (UR-UCI)
 10
 10 /  0
1998
10 Mar
Kenya
Mombasa
Air Memphis
Boeing 707-336C (SU-PBA)
 6
 6 /  0
1998
12 Feb
Sudan
Near Nasir
Military - Sudan Air Force
Antonov AN-32 (?)
 57
 27 /  0
1996
13 Nov
Kenya
Ngong
Kismayo Airlines
Piper PA-31-350 Navajo (?)
 8
 8 /  0
1996
3 May
Sudan
Near Haj Yousif
Federal Airlines
Antonov AN-24 (ST-FAG)
 53
 53 /  0
1996
26 Feb
Sudan
Near Jabal Awliya
Military - Sudanese Air Force
Lockheed C-130H (?)
 91
 91 /  0
1994
14 Mar
Kenya
Off Malindi
Military - U.S. Air Force
Lockheed C-130H Hercules (69-6576)
 8
 8 /  0
1993
7 Jun
Sudan
Near Ariab
Sasco Air Lines
Cessna 404 Titan (ST-AID)
 11
 11 /  0
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