Accident Douglas C-47 (DC-3) 704B, Sunday 16 March 1969
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Date:Sunday 16 March 1969
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas C-47 (DC-3)
Owner/operator:Biafran Air Force
Registration: 704B
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:near Uli Airstrip -   Nigeria
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:Uli Airstrip
Destination airport:Libreville Airport (LBV/FOOL)
Crashed while trying to make an emergency landing shortly after take-off.

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.


Shadows,Airlift and airwar in Biafra and Nigeria / Michael I Draper


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