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.
|Date:||Monday 3 June 1968|
|Type:||Lockheed L-1049H Super Constellation|
|Operator:||North American Aircraft Trading|
|C/n / msn:|| 4166|
|First flight:|| 1954|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Bissau Airport (OXB) (Guinea-Bissau)
|Phase:|| Standing (STD)|
» José Vilhena
» Vliegende huursoldaten / Time Life, 1982
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.