- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: August 07, 1989
Time: 12:10
Location: Near Gambela, Ethiopia
Operator: RRC Air Service
Flight #: ?
Route: Addis Ababa - Bole
AC Type: de Havilland DHC-6 Twin Otter 300
Registration: ET-AIL
cn / ln: 699
Aboard: 16   (passengers:13  crew:3)
Fatalities: 16   (passengers:13  crew:3)
Ground: 0
Summary: The aircraft took off from Addis Ababa to see how much food was reaching the famine-stricken area of western Ethiopia. The plane crashed into a mountain in poor weather conditons at an altitude of 3,600 feet. The crew flew into an area of bad weather at a very low altitude and failed to maintain visual contact with the ground. U.S. Representative George Thomas "Mickey" Leland, 45, killed.
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