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Last updated: 22 September 2018
Fecha:sábado 5 febrero 1955
Hora:ca 10:04
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic B170 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bristol 170 Freighter 21E
Operador:West African Airways Corp
Registración: VR-NAD
Numéro de série: 12779
Año de Construcción:
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 4 / Ocupantes: 4
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 9 / Ocupantes: 9
Total:Fatalidades: 13 / Ocupantes: 13
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:84 km (52.5 milles) NW of Calabar (   Nigeria)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Enugu Airport (ENU/DNEN), Nigeria
Aeropuerto de Llegada: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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