- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: September 15, 1988
Time: 13:05
Location: Bahar Dar, Ethiopia
Operator: Ethiopian Airlines
Flight #: 604
Route: Bahar Dar - Asmara
AC Type: Boeing B-737-230
Registration: ET-AJA
cn / ln: 23914/1456
Aboard: 104   (passengers:98  crew:6)
Fatalities: 35   (passengers:35  crew:0)
Ground: 0
Summary: During takeoff, the aircraft ingested numerous pigeons into both engines. One engine lost thrust almost immediately and the second lost thrust during the emergency return to the airport. The aircraft crashed while trying to land. Engine failure due to ingestion of 10-16 Columba Guinea birds.
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