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Date:Friday 10 June 1977
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47-DL (DC-3)
Operator:Air Niger
Registration: 5U-AAJ
MSN: 4505
First flight: 1942
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 19
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 21
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Founkoueye (   Niger)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Tahoua Airport (THZ/DRRT), Niger
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
A forced landing had to be carried out due to a loss of altitude following no. 1 engine problems (overspeeding). A belly landing was carried out, during which both propellers and the no. 1 engine were torn off.

Classification:
Forced landing outside airport

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