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Last updated: 24 June 2019
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Date:Sunday 16 March 1969
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47 (DC-3)
Operator:Biafran Air Force
Registration: 704B
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Uli Airstrip (   Nigeria)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Uli Airstrip, Nigeria
Destination airport:Libreville Airport (LBV/FOOL), Gabon
Narrative:
Crashed while trying to make an emergency landing shortly after take-off.

Sources:
» Shadows,Airlift and airwar in Biafra and Nigeria / Michael I Draper


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