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Last updated: 17 September 2019
Date:Wednesday 7 May 1969
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-6A/C
Operating for:International Red Cross
Leased from:Balair
Registration: HB-IBT
C/n / msn: 45532/1025
First flight: 1958
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:11 km (6.9 mls) from Uli Airstrip (   Nigeria)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:Cotonou Airport (COO/DBBB), Benin
Destination airport:Uli Airstrip, Nigeria
Crashed short of the runway during a direct approach on the darkened airstrip. The wreck and more than ten tons of foodstuffs and relief supplies were destroyed by fire.

» International Review of the Red Cross, June 1969


photo of Douglas-DC-6A-C-HB-IBT
accident date: 07-05-1969
type: Douglas DC-6A/C
registration: HB-IBT
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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