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Last updated: 8 December 2021
Estado:
Fecha:domingo 16 marzo 1969
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47 (DC-3)
Operador:Biafran Air Force
Registración: 704B
Numéro de série:
Año de Construcción:
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 3 / Ocupantes: 3
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 3 / Ocupantes: 3
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:cerca Uli Airstrip (   Nigeria)
Fase: Ascenso Inicial (ICL)
Naturaleza:Militar
Aeropuerto de Salida:Uli Airstrip, Nigeria
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Libreville Airport (LBV/FOOL), Gabón
Descripción:
Crashed while trying to make an emergency landing shortly after take-off.

The aircraft was part of the Biafran Airlift, which was an international humanitarian relief effort that transported food and medicine to Biafra during the 1967-70 secession war from Nigeria.

Fuentes:
» Shadows,Airlift and airwar in Biafra and Nigeria / Michael I Draper


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Distance from Uli Airstrip to Libreville Airport as the crow flies is 656 km (410 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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