Lideta Army Airport
|Elevation AMSL||7,749 ft / 2,362 m|
Sources: World Aero Data
Lideta Airport (ICAO: HAAL) also colloquially known as the Old Airport is a decommissioned military airport located in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Formerly the main air hub for the Addis Ababa area, in 1960, Ethiopian Airlines realized the runway at Lideta was too short for its new jet aircraft, the Boeing 720. Thus a new airport was built at Bole and Lideta was converted to function solely for Ethiopian military activities.
Accidents and incidents
- 5 September 1961: An Ethiopian Air Lines Douglas C-47A, registration ET-T-16, crashed south of Sendafa, shortly after takeoff from Lideta, following a propeller malfunction. Five of 19 occupants of the aircraft perished in the accident. The aircraft was due to operate a domestic non-scheduled Addis Ababa-Asmara passenger service.
- 30 November 1963: An Ethiopian Air Lines Douglas C-47A, tail number ET-AAT, banked to the left on the takeoff run and swerved off the runway. There were no reported fatalities, but the aircraft was written off.
- Airport information for Lideta Airport at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective October 2006).