Hull-loss description
Last updated: 20 December 2014
Status:
Date:Monday 3 June 1968
Type:Silhouette image of generic CONI model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed L-1049H Super Constellation
Operator:North American Aircraft Trading
Registration: 5T-TAC
C/n / msn: 4166
First flight: 1954
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Bissau Airport (OXB) (   Guinea-Bissau)
Phase: Standing (STD)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:-
Destination airport:-
Narrative:
Destroyed by sabotage. This aircraft with a Portuguese aircrew was being used on the Biafran Air Bridge. The aircraft was parked with no persons on board when it exploded and caught fire. The Constellation carried the wings of two French Fouga Magister jets that were bought by Biafra.

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Sources:
» José Vilhena
» Vliegende huursoldaten / Time Life, 1982


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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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