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Accident description
Last updated: 28 October 2016
Status:Preliminary - official
Date:Friday 26 September 1969
Type:Silhouette image of generic C97 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing C-97G-26-BO Stratofreighter
Registration: N52676
C/n / msn: 16707
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Uli Airstrip (   Nigeria)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:São Tomé Island Airport (TMS/FPST), Sao Tome and Principe
Destination airport:Uli Airstrip, Nigeria
Collided with trees and crashed while on final approach to Uli.



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