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Last updated: 15 November 2019
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Date:Friday 11 March 1949
Type:Silhouette image of generic B17 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing B-17G
Operator:Institut Géographique National - IGN
Registration: F-BEEB
C/n / msn: 8642
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:6 km (3.8 mls) from Nkolafamba (   Cameroon)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:Douala Airport (DLA/FKKD), Cameroon
Destination airport:Entebbe Airport (EBB/HUEN), Uganda
Narrative:
The aircraft crashed after encountering a tornado.

Sources:
» aerosteles.net


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Distance from Douala Airport to Entebbe Airport as the crow flies is 2550 km (1594 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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