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Date:Sunday 3 August 1969
Type:Silhouette image of generic CONI model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed L-1049H Super Constellation
Operator:Canairelief Air
Registration: CF-NAJ
MSN: 4828
First flight: 1957
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:15 km (9.4 mls) N of Uli Airstrip (   Nigeria)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Uli Airstrip, Nigeria
Narrative:
The Super Constellation cargo plane hit a ridge while on approach to Uli Airstrip. The Canadian crew of four was killed.
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.

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

Sources:
» Biafra and The Presbyterian Church in Canada, 1966-1970 / by Peter Bush


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