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Datum:Mittwoch 7 Mai 1969
Zeit:21:52
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-6A/C
Betrieben durch:International Red Cross
Gemietet von :Balair
Kennzeichen: HB-IBT
Werknummer: 45532/1025
Baujahr: 1958
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 4
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 4
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:11 km (6.9 Meilen) von Uli Airstrip (   Nigeria)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Betriebsart:Frachtflug
Flug von:Cotonou Airport (COO/DBBB), Benin
Flug nach:Uli Airstrip, Nigeria
Unfallbericht:
Crashed short of the runway during a direct approach on the darkened airstrip. The wreck and more than ten tons of foodstuffs and relief supplies were destroyed by fire.

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.

Informationsquelle:
» International Review of the Red Cross, June 1969


Fotos

photo of Douglas-DC-6A-C-HB-IBT
accident date: 07-05-1969
type: Douglas DC-6A/C
registration: HB-IBT
 

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 Cotonou Airport to Uli Airstrip as the crow flies is 496 km (310 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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