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Date:Monday 1 July 1968
Type:Silhouette image of generic CONI model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed L-1049G Super Constellation
Operator:International Red Cross
Registration: 5T-TAG
MSN: 4642
First flight: 1956
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Uli Airstrip (   Nigeria)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Uli Airstrip, Nigeria
Narrative:
The Super Constellation was destroyed when it crashed short of the runway at Uli landing strip in poor weather conditions. Ten and a half tons of medicines destined for Biafra were lost.

The aircraft was part of the Biafran Airlift, which was an international humanitarian relief effort that transported food and medicine to Biafra during the 1967-70 secession war from Nigeria.

Sources:
» The Bulletin - Jul 6, 1968


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