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Date:Monday 1 May 1950
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-85-DL (DC-3)
Operator:French High Commissioner to Cameroon
Registration: F-OAFP
MSN: 20000
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Tenkodogo (   Burkina Faso)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Kano International Airport (KAN/DNKN), Nigeria
Destination airport:Gao Airport (GAQ/GAGO), Mali
Narrative:
Damaged beyond repair.

Sources:
» Tri City Herald - May 2, 1950
» The Singapore Free Press 3 May 1950, p1


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Distance from Kano International Airport to Gao Airport as the crow flies is 1026 km (641 miles).

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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