Ethiopian Airlines Flight 409

Ethiopian Airlines Flight 409Monday January 25, 2010
The passenger plane disappeared off radar shortly after taking off from Rafik Hariri International Airport in stormy weather and crashed into the Mediterranean Sea, two miles west of the village of Na'ameh, Lebanon. The flight crew's mismanagement of the aircraft's speed, altitude, headings and attitude through inconsistent flight control inputs resulting in a loss of control. The flight crew failure to abide by CRM principles of mutual support and calling deviations hindered any timely intervention and correction.

Crash Details

DateMonday January 25, 2010
LocationOff Na'ameh, Lebanon
Aircraft TypeBoeing 737-8AS
OperatorEthiopian Airlines
Flight OriginBeirut, Lebanon
Flight Destination Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Off Na'ameh, Lebanon
Ethiopian Airlines
Boeing 737-8AS