Ethiopian Airlines Dash 8-400 Overruns Runway on Take-off

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An Ethiopian Airlines de Havilland Dash 8-400, performing a flight ET-357 from Juba (South Sudan) to Addis Abada (Ethiopia) with 21 people on board, was accelerating for take-off from Juba but overran the end of the runway before coming to a stop on soft ground.

No injuries are being reported, the aircraft sustained substantial damage. The damage includes the collapse of the left main gear, left engine damage, left propeller blades broken and debris of the left propeller puncturing the fuselage and pressure vessel.

Captain Bernd Kai von Hoesslin TRI B737/Ret. (former B738 and B38M Captain for Ethiopian Airlines having left the company in April 2019, who asked specifically to be identified as source) reported the left hand propeller blades fractured, impacted and punctured the fuselage.

Ethiopian Airlines announced that all passengers and crew disembarked safely. The weather was windy and rainy. No METARs are available, heavy rain was reported at the time of the take-off.