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Last updated: 16 July 2019
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Date:Thursday 5 June 1969
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC7 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-7B
Operator:Swedish Red Cross
Registration: SE-ERP
C/n / msn: 45401/872
First flight: 1957
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Eket (   Nigeria)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Fernando Po Airport (SSG/FGSL), Equatorial Guinea
Destination airport:Cotonou Airport (COO/DBBB), Benin
Narrative:
Shot down by a Nigerian Air Force MiG-17 fighter aircraft during a supply flight from Fernando Po (now called Bioko, an island part of Equatorial Guinea) to Biafra.

Classification:
Shot down by aircraft
Loss of control

Photos

photo of Douglas-DC-7B-SE-ERP
accident date: 05-06-1969
type: Douglas DC-7B
registration: SE-ERP
 

Map
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 Fernando Po Airport to Cotonou Airport as the crow flies is 754 km (471 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of 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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