Asmara Airport

Fatal crashes in Eritrea 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 Eritrea
DateCrash locationAirline
Aircraft (reg. number)
 Passengers
 Fatalities aboard
 Killed on the ground
List updated regularly.
1998
17 Jul
Eritrea
Asmara
Ukraine Aviation Transport Company
Ilyushin II-76 (UR-UCI)
 10
 10 /  0
Crashes in the region
DateCrash locationAirline
Aircraft (reg. number)
 Passengers
 Fatalities aboard
 Killed on the ground
List updated regularly.
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
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
23 Jul
Ethiopia
Near Shinile
Djibouti Airlines
Antonov AN-26V (EX-030)
 9
 1 /  0
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
10 Apr
Kenya
Marsabit
Military - Kenya Air Force
Harbin Yunshuji Y-12-II (132)
 17
 14 /  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
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
2000
26 Jul
Jordan
Mafraq
Military - Royal Jordanian Air Force
Lockheed C-130H Hercules (348)
 13
 13 /  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
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
1992
9 Oct
Somalia
Mogadiscio
Kiev Production Association
Antonov 32 (CCCP-48088)
 13
 1 /  0
1992
14 Jul
Republic of Yemen
Near Bir Fadl
Military - Unified Yemen Air Force
Antonov An-12 (?)
 57
 57 /  0
1992
16 Apr
Kenya
Nairobi
Military - Kenyan Air Force
de Havilland DHC-5 Buffalo (218)
 46
 46 /  6
1991
27 Dec
Kenya
Masai Mara
Eagle Aviation
Piper PA-31-350 Navajo (5Y-SRV)
 5
 5 /  0
1991
17 Sep
Djibouti
Djibouti City
Ethiopian Airlines
Lockheed L-100-30 Hercules (ET-AJL)
 4
 4 /  0
1991
11 Jul
Saudi Arabia
Jeddah
Nationair (chartered by Nigeria Airways)
McDonnell Douglas DC-8 Super 61 (C-GMXQ)
 261
 261 /  0
1991
5 May
Sudan
Near Awell
Nile Safaris Aviation
Cessna 404 Titan II (ST-AHX)
 8
 8 /  0
1991
21 Mar
Saudi Arabia
Ras-al-Mishab
Military - Royal Saudi Air Force
Lockheed C-130H (469)
 98
 98 /  0
1991
31 Jan
Saudi Arabia
Near Ras Al Khafji
Lockheed AC-130H Hercules
Military - U.S. Air Force (69-6567)
 13
 13 /  0
1990
4 Dec
Kenya
Nairobi
Sudania Air Cargo
Boeing B-707-320F (ST-SAC)
 10
 10 /  0
1989
26 Sep
Sudan
Nyala
Nile Safaris Aviation
Cessna 404 Titan II (ST-AIW)
 6
 6 /  0
1989
7 Aug
Ethiopia
Near Gambela
RRC Air Service
de Havilland DHC-6 Twin Otter 300 (ET-AIL)
 16
 16 /  0
1989
28 Jun
Somalia
Near Borana
Somali Airlines
Fokker F-27 Friendship 600RF (6O-SAZ)
 30
 30 /  0
1988
14 Dec
Egypt
Near Luxor
GAS Air
Boeing B-707-321C (5N-AYJ)
 8
 8 /  5
1988
15 Sep
Ethiopia
Bahar Dar
Ethiopian Airlines
Boeing B-737-230 (ET-AJA)
 104
 35 /  0
1988
31 Mar
Egypt
Cairo
Arax Airlines
Douglas DC-8-55F (5N-ARH)
 4
 4 /  0
1987
21 Sep
Egypt
Luxor
EgyptAir
Airbus A.300B4-203 (SU-BCA)
 5
 5 /  0
1987
5 May
Sudan
Malakal
Sasco Air Lines
Cessna 404 Titan II (ST-AIJ)
 13
 13 /  0
1987
13 Jan
Ethiopia
Near Asmara
Military - Ethiopian Air Force
Antonov AN-12 (?)
 54
 54 /  0
1986
25 Dec
Saudi Arabia
Arar
Iraqi Airways
Boeing B-737-270C (YI-AGJ)
 106
 63 /  0
1986
16 Aug
Sudan
Malakal
Sudan Airways
Fokker F-27 Friendship 400M (ST-ADY)
 60
 60 /  0
1986
10 Jun
Egypt
Near Cairo
EgyptAir
Fokker F-27 Friendship 500 (SU-GAD)
 26
 23 /  0
1986
18 May
Djibouti
Djibouti
Military - French Naval Aviation
Dassault Breguet Atlantique (19)
 19
 19 /  0
1985
15 Aug
Republic of Yemen
Aden
Alyemda Airlines
Boeing 707-336C (7O-ACO)
 73
 3 /  0
1984
8 Aug
Kenya
Machakos
Pioneer Airlines
Cessna 402A (5Y-AMS)
 9
 9 /  0
1984
8 May
Egypt
Elbet Beni Salama
Military - Egyptian Air Force
McDonnel F-4E Phantom II (?)
 2
 2 /  19
1984
16 Feb
Ethiopia
Near Debre Zelt
Military - Ethiopian Air Force
Antonov AN-12 (1506)
 38
 26 /  0
1984
2 Jan
Jordan
Amman
Military - Royal Jordanian Air Force
CASA 212-A3 Aviocar 100 (324)
 13
 13 /  0
1983
16 Apr
Sudan
Near Khartoum
Air Liberia
Hawker Siddeley HS-748-329 Srs. 2A (EL-AIH)
 9
 8 /  9
1982
9 May
Republic of Yemen
Off Aden
Alyemda
de Havilland Canada DHC-7-103 (7O-ACK)
 49
 47 /  0
1982
3 Feb
Djibouti
Djibouti
Military - French Air Force
Nord 2501 Noratlas (140/88JA)
 35
 35 /  0
1982
14 Jan
Ethiopia
Near Addis Ababa
Military - Ethiopian Air Force
Antonov AN-26 (71383)
 73
 73 /  0
1981
20 Jul
Somalia
Mogadishu
Somali Airlines
Fokker F-27 Friendship 600RF (6O-SAY)
 50
 50 /  0
1981
29 May
Egypt
Cairo
Military - Egyptian Air Force
Lockheed C-130H Hercules (SU-BAH)
 17
 17 /  0
1980
12 Nov
Egypt
Near Cairo
Military - U.S. Air Force
Lockheed C-141A (67-0030)
 13
 13 /  0
1980
15 Sep
Saudi Arabia
Near Medina
Military - Royal Saudi Air Force
Lockheed C-130E (453)
 89
 89 /  0
1980
19 Aug
Saudi Arabia
Riyadh
Saudi Arabian Airlines
Lockheed 1011-200 TriStar (HZ-AHK)
 301
 301 /  0
1979
11 Aug
Egypt
Near Katab
Bahri Aviation
Learjet 35 (N711AF)
 5
 5 /  0
1979
19 Feb
Ethiopia
Barentu
Ethiopian Airlines
Douglas DC-3 (ET-AFW)
 5
 5 /  0
1978
5 Nov
Egypt
Off Alexandria
Nile Delta Air Services
Douglas DC-3 (SU-AZM)
 18
 18 /  0
1978
24 Jul
Kenya
Near Nairobi
Amphibians
Britten Norman BN-2A Trislander Mk.III-2 (5Y-CMC)
 11
 5 /  0
1977
20 Jul
Ethiopia
Jima
Ethiopian Airlines
Douglas DC-3 (ET-ABF)
 5
 5 /  0
1977
10 May
Jordan
Near Jericho
Military - Israel Air Force
Sikorsky CH-53D (helicopter) (360)
 54
 54 /  0
1977
1 Mar
Republic of Yemen
Off Aden
Alyemda
Douglas DC-3 (7O-ABF)
 21
 20 /  0
1976
4 Oct
Kenya
Nairobi
Emirates Air Transport
Douglas DC-7CF (TZ-ARC)
 4
 4 /  0
1976
1 Jan
Saudi Arabia
Near Al Qaysumah
Middle East Airlines
Boeing B-720B-023B (OD-AFT)
 82
 82 /  0
1975
25 Nov
Egypt
Near Bir Lahfan
Military - Israel Air Force
Lockheed C-130 Hercules (011)
 20
 20 /  0
1975
11 Sep
Ethiopia
Near Bahar Dar
Ethiopian Airlines
Douglas C-47-DL (ET-ABX)
 9
 1 /  0
1975
18 Mar
Sudan
Singa
Sudan Airways
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 100 (ST-ADB)
 6
 5 /  0
1974
20 Nov
Ethiopia
Soddu
Ethiopian Airlines
Douglas DC-3 (ET-AAR)
 24
 2 /  0
1974
20 Nov
Kenya
Near Nairobi
Lufthansa
Boeing B-747-130 (D-ABYB)
 157
 59 /  0
1974
10 Oct
Egypt
Cairo
EgyptAir
Tupolev Tu-154 (SU-AXB)
 6
 6 /  0
1973
30 Jun
Jordan
Amman
Aeroflot
Tupolev TU-134A (CCCP-65668)
 85
 2 /  7
1972
5 Dec
Egypt
Beni Sueif
EgyptAir
Boeing 707-336C (SU-AOW)
 6
 6 /  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
1972
19 Mar
Republic of Yemen
Shamsam Mountains
Egyptair
McDonnell Douglas DC-9-32 (YU-AHR)
 22
 22 /  0
1971
6 Dec
Sudan
Tikaka
Sudan Airways
Fokker F-27 Friendship 200 (ST-AAY)
 42
 10 /  0
1970
6 May
Somalia
Mogadishu
Somali Airlines
Vickers 785D Viscount (6O-AAJ)
 30
 5 /  0
1969
20 Mar
Egypt
Near Aswan
United Arab Airlines
Ilyushin IL-18D (SU-APC)
 105
 100 /  0
1968
18 Aug
Egypt
Off Port Said
United Arab Airlines
Antonov AN-24V (SU-AOL)
 40
 40 /  0
1968
8 Jul
Saudi Arabia
Near Dhahran
Saudi Arabian Airlines
Convair CV-340-68B (HZ-AAZ)
 11
 11 /  0
1968
15 Jan
Egypt
Zifta
United Arab Airlines
Douglas DC-3 (SU-AJG)
 4
 4 /  0
1967
24 Jun
Saudi Arabia
Khamis Mushait
Saudi Arabian Airlines
Douglas DC-3 (HZ-AAM)
 17
 16 /  0
1967
11 Jun
Saudi Arabia
Jedda
Saudi Arabian Airlines
Douglas DC-3 (HZ-AAJ)
 18
 17 /  0
1967
7 Feb
Egypt
Near Hourghada
Misrair
Antonov AN-24 (?)
 30
 30 /  0
1966
22 Nov
Republic of Yemen
Near Aden
Aden Airways
Douglas DC-3 (VR-AAN)
 30
 30 /  0
1966
18 Mar
Egypt
Cairo
United Arab Airlines
Antonov AN-24B (SU-AOA)
 30
 30 /  0
1965
2 Nov
Somalia
Obock
Military - French Air Force
Douglas C-47A (316410)
 30
 30 /  0
1965
14 Sep
Ethiopia
Gore
Ethiopian Airlines
Douglas DC-3 (ET-ABI)
 17
 17 /  0
1965
7 Jul
Egypt
Cairo
Military - Soviet Air Force
Antonov AN-12 (?)
 31
 30 /  0
1965
20 May
Egypt
Cairo
Pakistan International Airlines
Boeing B-720-040B (AP-AMH)
 127
 121 /  0
1964
2 Oct
Ethiopia
Addis Ababa
Interocean
Lockheed L-749A-79 Constellation (LX-IOK)
 7
 1 /  0
1964
13 Jun
Saudi Arabia
Jeddah
Saudi Arabian Airlines
Douglas C-47A (HZ-AAN)
 2
 2 /  0
1964
17 Apr
Saudi Arabia
Dhahran
Middle East Airlines
Sud Aviation Caravelle 3 (OD-AEM)
 49
 49 /  0
1964
12 Apr
Somalia
Hargeisa
Aden Airways
Douglas DC-3 (VR-AAM)
 15
 15 /  0
1963
15 Dec
Egypt
Cairo
Misrair
Vickers 634 Viking 1B (SU-AFK)
 6
 6 /  0
1963
15 Dec
Egypt
Cairo
Misrair
Vickers 634 Viking 1B (SU-AFK)
 6
 6 /  0
1963
18 Oct
Egypt
Near Aswan
Military - Soviet Air Force
Antonov AN-12 (?)
 31
 31 /  0
1963
18 Oct
Egypt
Near Aswan
Military - Soviet Air Force
Antonov AN-12 (?)
 31
 31 /  0
1963
12 May
Egypt
Near Ayayda
United Arab Airlines
Douglas DC-3 (SU-AJX)
 34
 34 /  0
1963
12 May
Egypt
Near Ayayda
United Arab Airlines
Douglas DC-3 (SU-AJX)
 34
 34 /  0
1962
17 May
Kenya
Near Nairobi
Military - U.S. Air Force
Lockheed C-130A Hercules (56-0546)
 13
 13 /  0
1962
15 May
Egypt
Near Cairo
United Arab Airlines
Douglas DC-3 (SU-AJM)
 3
 3 /  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
1961
12 Jun
Egypt
Cairo
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
Lockheed L-188C Electra (PH-LLM)
 36
 20 /  0
1960
15 Jul
Ethiopia
Near Jima
Ethiopian Airlines
Douglas DC-3 (ET-T-18)
 11
 1 /  0
1960
15 May
Sudan
Jebel Marra
Balair
Douglas DC-4-1009 (HB-ILA)
 12
 12 /  0
1959
22 Jan
Jordan
Dabouk
Air Jordan
Convair CV-240-2 (JY-ACB)
 15
 10 /  0
1958
29 Sep
Egypt
Over the Mediterranean Sea
Middle East Airlines
Avro 685 York I (OD-ADB)
 5
 5 /  0
1958
7 Mar
Egypt
Menzalah Lake
Misrair
Vickers 628 Viking 1B (SU-AGN)
 26
 8 /  0
1958
19 Feb
Egypt
Cairo
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
Douglas DC-6B (PH-DFK)
 21
 1 /  0
1957
17 Apr
Jordan
Near El Quweira
Military -Royal Air Force
Vickers Valetta C-Mk.1 (VW832)
 24
 24 /  0
1956
30 Dec
Saudi Arabia
Dhahran
Military - U.S. Air Force
Lockheed C-121C Super Constellation (54-0165)
 41
 15 /  0
1956
28 Oct
Egypt
Over the Mediterranean Sea
Military - Egyptian Air Force
Curtiss C-46 (SU-AAB)
 23
 23 /  0
1956
9 Sep
Jordan
Amman
Jordan International Airlines
Curtiss C-46A-45-CU (JY-ABV)
 57
 1 /  0
1956
20 Feb
Egypt
Near Cairo
Transport Aerien Intercontinentaux (France)
Douglas DC-6B (F-BGOD)
 64
 52 /  0
1955
18 May
Kenya
Mt. Kilimanjaro
East African Airways
Douglas DC-3 (VP-KKH)
 20
 20 /  0
1954
15 Sep
Egypt
Cairo
Misrair
Vickers 634 Viking (SU-AFO)
 4
 3 /  0
1953
15 Dec
Egypt
Near Cairo
Misair
VC-Viking (SU-AFK)
 6
 6 /  0
1953
9 Feb
Egypt
Cairo
Military - Egyptian Air Force
Curtiss-Wright C-46 (1001)
 35
 30 /  0
1952
15 Sep
Sudan
Wadi Halfa
Kalinga Airlines
Douglas C-47A (VT-CGB)
 3
 3 /  0
1952
29 Aug
Sudan
Kosti
Phoenix Airlines
Douglas DC-2-115B (ZS-DFW)
 4
 2 /  0
1951
19 Nov
Egypt
Cairo
Devlet Hava Yollari
Douglas DC-3 (TC-ACA)
 5
 5 /  0
1950
31 Aug
Egypt
Near Wadi Natrun
Trans World Airlines
Lockheed 749A Constellation (N6004C)
 55
 55 /  0
1949
9 Aug
Oman
Salalah
Military - Royal Air Force
Douglas C-47B (KN336)
 12
 12 /  0
1949
15 Jan
Egypt
Ras-el-Tin
Pan African Air Charter
Douglas C-54 Skymaster (ZS-AYB)
 30
 30 /  0
1946
23 Oct
Egypt
Gebel Kalamoun
Socotra
Junkers JU-52/3m (F-BCHD)
 24
 1 /  0
1946
24 Aug
Egypt
Cairo
Misrair
Avro Anson (SU-ADJ)
 9
 6 /  0
Weather in Asmara

63°F
17°C
Patchy rain possible
Humidity : 75%
Wind : WSW at 5km/h
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Nairobi Airport