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Date:Saturday 28 June 1969
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-54A-15-DC (DC-4)
Operator:Affretair
Registration: TR-LNV
MSN: 10397
First flight: 1944
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Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Uli Airstrip (   Nigeria)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:Uli Airstrip, Nigeria
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The aircraft crashed when the crew attempted to take off the wrong direction.

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:
» Shadows: Airlift and Airwar in Biafra and Nigeria 1967-1970 / Michael I. Draper (p.270)


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