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Last updated: 21 September 2018
Datum:Samstag 5 Februar 1955
Zeit:ca 10:04
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic B170 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bristol 170 Freighter 21E
Fluggesellschaft:West African Airways Corp
Kennzeichen: VR-NAD
Werknummer: 12779
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 4
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 9 / Insassen: 9
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 13 / Insassen: 13
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:84 km (52.5 Meilen) NW of Calabar (   Nigeria)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Enugu Airport (ENU/DNEN), Nigeria
Flug nach:Calabar Airport (CBQ/DNCA), Nigeria
The Bristol 170 was flying at about 4000 feet altitude on its way to Calabar when it suddenly entered a steep, uncontrollable dive. The aircraft crashed on a densely wooded hillside.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The structural failure of the port main plane."


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Enugu Airport to Calabar Airport as the crow flies is 187 km (117 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of 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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