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Last updated: 24 January 2020
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Date:Thursday 8 May 1969
Type:Silhouette image of generic C97 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing C-97G Stratofreighter
Operator:Nordchurchaid
Registration: N52679
C/n / msn: 16710
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Uli Airstrip (   Nigeria)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Uli Airstrip, Nigeria
Narrative:
The Boeing C-97G transport plane was damaged beyond repair in a belly landing at Uli Airstrip, Nigeria. All crew members survived, but the plane was later destroyed by Nigerian rockets, fired from a MiG-17 airplane.

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:
» BAAA-ACRO
» St. Joseph News-Press - May 10, 1969


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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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