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Last updated: 25 October 2020
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Datum:Samstag 7 Dezember 1968
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC7 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-7C
Fluggesellschaft:North American Aircraft Trading
Kennzeichen: VR-BCY
Werknummer: 45545/1024
Baujahr: 1958
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 4
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 4
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Uli Airstrip (   Nigeria)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Betriebsart:Frachtflug
Flug von:São Tomé Island Airport (TMS/FPST), Sao Thomé & Principe
Flug nach:Uli Airstrip, Nigeria
Unfallbericht:
Crashed during a single engine approach to Uli Airstrip during relief flight for Caritas.

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.



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Distance from São Tomé Island Airport to Uli Airstrip as the crow flies is 602 km (376 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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