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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 75818
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Date:99-???-1971
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic FOUG model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Potez/Fouga CM170 Magister
Owner/operator:Biafra
Registration: 4D-YL
C/n / msn: 359
Fatalities:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Bissau -   Guinea-Bissau
Phase: Taxi
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:-
Destination airport:-
Narrative:
During the following winter the bad weather and lack of spares on both sides made flying almost impossible, but in May both sides were back in the air, as the federal troops started a new offensive. On 18 May Port Harcourt fell, the BiAF losing its DC-3, as well as the second B-26. At the time the Biafrans and their mercenaries attempted to acquire jets as well, purchasing two Fouga Magisters from Austria. But, while the fuselages of the 4D-YF and 4D-YL arrived intact, their wings were sabotaged while in Bissau, leaving them useless.

Sources:

http://www.gotech.at/fouga_cm170_magister.htm#Info
http://www.acig.org/artman/publish/printer_351.shtml


Images:

Photo of 4D-YL courtesy AirHistory.net


Zeltweg (LOXZ)
19 June 2011; (c) Peter de Jong

Revision history:

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21-Jul-2010 11:01 Alpine Flight Added

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