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Last updated: 21 September 2019
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
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)
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Uli Airstrip, Nigeria
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 airplane carried relief supplies to Biafra.

» St. Joseph News-Press - May 10, 1969


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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