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4297 ET-ABR Ethiopian Operating flight ET 231 to Addis Ababa sometimes spelled Addis Abeba Lalibela Ethiopia 13 October 1974 Christian Hanuise

C/N 4297

ET-ABR

Ethiopian Airlines

Operating flight ET 231 to Addis Ababa (or Addis Abeba as sometimes used by the Ethiopian Mapping Authority)

Lalibela Ethiopia

13 October 1974

Photograph: Christian Hanuise

4325 ET-ABQ Ethiopian Clinton Groves 3X00040

C/N 4325

ET-ABQ

Ethiopian Airlines

Photograph: Clinton H Groves collection

9628 ET-T-1 John Miller 01

C/N 9628
ET-T-1

 Manufacturers plate on the bulkhead reads:
C-47A
Serial 42-23766
Order number: AC 20669
Delivered: 6th January 1943

 

The old DC-3 stands outside Ethiopian Airlines' head office at Bolé Airport, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

16 December 2011

Photograph: John Miller

9628 ET-T-1 John Miller 02

C/N 9628
ET-T-1

 Manufacturers plate on the bulkhead reads:
C-47A
Serial 42-23766
Order number: AC 20669
Delivered: 6th January 1943

 

The old DC-3 stands outside Ethiopian Airlines' head office at Bolé Airport, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

16 December 2011

Photograph: John Miller

12205 ET-ABY Ethiopian Clinton Groves 3000364

C/N 12205

ET-ABY

Ethiopian Airlines

Photograph: Clinton H Groves collection

13181 ET-AAP Ethiopian Ex ET-T-2 Landing at Mui airstrip near Omo National Park in southwest Ethiopia November 1975 Christian Hanuise

C/N 13181
ET-AAP
Ethiopian Airlines
Ex ET-T-2

Landing at Mui airstrip near Omo National Park in southwest Ethiopia

November 1975
Photograph: Christian Hanuise

C/N 13483

ET-T-15

Ethiopian Airlines

Ethiopian commenced operations on 21 December 1945 with five C-47s, one of which is seen above in this shot by the late Peter R. Keeting taken at Addis Ababa in 1950. The airline was supported largely by TWA in the beginning both in the area of technical expertise and management.

ET-T-15 was a former C-47A-25-DK (42-93558) which had seen duty as a Dakota IV KG666 with the RAF. For some reason (cash flow?) it was leased to Swissair in 1951-52 as HB-IRH. Returning to Ethiopia, it was re-registered ET-AAT in the mid 1950s. On 30 November 1963 the aircraft was being test flown following maintenance work when it banked hard to port, crashed and was written off. Subsequent inquiries revealed that the aileron cables had been reversed when they were re-connected. Fortunately the crew escaped with their lives.

Text: Eddie Coates

Photograph: Peter Keeting

Source: Eddie Coates collection

13576 ET-AJG RRC Air Service (Admas Air) Stored at Bole International (ADD HAAB) Ethiopia 25 March 2005 Raimund Stehmann

 

C/N 13576

ET-AJG

RRC Relief & Rehabilitation Committee Air Service (Admas Air)

Stored at Bole International (ADD HAAB) Ethiopia

25 March 2005

Photograph: Raimund Stehmann

13576 ET-AJG John Miller
C/N 13576

ET-AJG

RRC Relief & Rehabilitation Committee Air Service (Admas Air)

Stored at Bole International (ADD HAAB) Ethiopia

The DC-3 in the background is ET-AHS C/N 33532.

16 December 2011

Photograph: John Miller

The two were still there on 16 October 2015

 

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