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Last updated: 2 April 2020
Date:Thursday 3 October 1968
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC7 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-7C
Operator:North American Aircraft Trading
Registration: 5T-TAR
C/n / msn: 45308/937
First flight: 1958
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Uli Airstrip (   Nigeria)
Phase: Standing (STD)
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Uli Airstrip, Nigeria
The flight crew had just left their DC-7 after landing at Uli Airstrip when the airplane was damaged after being hit by a DC-4.
The airplane remained parked at Uli. Later it was destroyed in an air raid by Nigerian Air Force MiG fighters.

The aircraft was part of the Biafran Airlift, which was an international humanitarian relief effort that transported food and medicine to Biafra during the 1967-70 secession war from Nigeria.

Damaged on the ground


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