Airplane Crash - Near Calabar, Nigeria 02/05/1955

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Near Calabar, Nigeria


Date02/05/1955
Time10:04
LocationNear Calabar, Nigeria
OperatorWest African Airways
RouteEnugu - Calabar
TypeBristol 170 Freighter 21E
RegistrationVR-NAD
Cn/In12779
Aboard13
Fatalities13
Ground0
SummaryCrashed shortly after taking off after a wing failed. A design flaw in the wing led to fatigue cracks and wing failure.

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