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Last updated: 15 October 2021
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Date:Wednesday 15 December 1948
Type:Silhouette image of generic JU52 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Amiot AAC.1 (Junkers Ju-52)
Operator:L'Armée de L'Air
Registration: registration unknown
MSN:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Maiduguri (   Nigeria)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Maiduguri Airport (MIU/DNMA), Nigeria
Destination airport:Kano International Airport (KAN/DNKN), Nigeria
Narrative:
Crashed on forced landing between Maiduguri and Kano.
A newspaper article dated December 19 gives that date of the accident as "a few days ago".

Sources:
» Combat 20 Dec. 1948
» L'Echo d'Oran 19 December 1948, p1


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Distance from Maiduguri Airport to Kano International Airport as the crow flies is 493 km (308 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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