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Last updated: 3 December 2020
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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.

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.

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


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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 Uli Airstrip to Libreville Airport as the crow flies is 656 km (410 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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