Lideta Army Airport

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Lideta Airport
Addis Ababa - Liddetta (HAAL) AN0457032.jpg
Aerial view of the Lideta airport in Addis Ababa.
Airport type Military
Operator Closed
Location Addis Ababa
Elevation AMSL 7,749 ft / 2,362 m
Coordinates 9°00′13″N 38°43′34″E / 9.00361°N 38.72611°E / 9.00361; 38.72611Coordinates: 9°00′13″N 38°43′34″E / 9.00361°N 38.72611°E / 9.00361; 38.72611
HAAL is located in Ethiopia
Location in Ethiopia
Direction Length Surface
ft m
12/30 3,839 1,170 Asphalt
Sources: World Aero Data[1]

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[edit]

  • 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.[2]
  • 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.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Airport information for HAAL at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.
  2. ^ Accident description for ET-T-16 at the Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved on 23 March 2012.
  3. ^ Accident description for ET-AAT at the Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved on 22 March 2012.

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