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Last updated: 22 September 2018
Date:Friday 28 November 1969
Type:Silhouette image of generic CONI model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed L-749A Constellation
Operator:Biafran Government
Registration: 5N-85H
C/n / msn: 2662
First flight: 1951
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Oukaimeden mountains (   Morocco)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Faro Airport (FAO/LPFR), Portugal
Destination airport:São Tomé Island Airport (TMS/FPST), São Tomé and Príncipe
The Constellation was flying munition to Sao Tome and crashed into mountains after 3 engines failed. The wreckage was found July 1970.

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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 Faro Airport to São Tomé Island Airport as the crow flies is 4315 km (2697 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few 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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