Accident: Ethiopian DH8D at Juba on Dec 10th 2019, overran runway on takeoff

An Ethiopian Airlines de Havilland Dash 8-400, registration ET-AQC performing flight ET-357 from Juba (South Sudan) to Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) with 21 people on board, was accelerating for takeoff from Juba’s runway 31 at about 17:30L (14:30Z) 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 collpase of the left main gear, left engine damage, left propeller blades broken and debris of the left propeller puncturing the fuselage and pressure vessel.

Juba Airport reported the aircraft was departing Juba for Addis Ababa when it went off the runway, all 21 people on board are safe, there were no injuries. The passengers are going to be rebooked onto the following day (Wednesday).

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 flight ET-357 from Juba to Addis Ababa, a Dash 8-400 ET-AQC, had an incident at Juba Airport when the aircraft skidded to the side of the runway during takeoff roll. All passengers and crew disembarked safely and are going to be accomodated on the next available flight. The weather was windy and rainy.

No METARs are available, heavy rain was reported at the time of the takeoff.