Abandoned Antonov

Nov 17, 2020

For the last 5 weeks we have been based in Dire Dawa, Eastern Ethiopia supporting efforts to control the devastating plagues of locusts that have invaded the Horn of Africa, threatening food security for millions.

Many long hours have been spent on the runway planning logistics, carrying out maintenance tasks (including a 100-hour check) and preparing our aircraft for flights.  We sheltered from the midday sun under the wing, stored some of our equipment here and enjoyed time in this great old abandoned aircraft, that no doubt had a few stories of its own.

Cockpit of the Antonov at Dira Dawa Ethiopia

Cleaning the H125 after flight, Ethiopia, Dira Dawa

November 2020, Dira Dawa, Ethiopia