The dreadful news were communicated that an
ONA airplane had crashed in Niamey, Niger.
The cargo plane crashed short of the runway while
attempting to land flying in from Paris, France.
It was the ONA flight, McDonnell Douglas
DC-8-63CF aircraft carrying registration
Honoring the memory of two great friends,
Captain John Willard and F/E Sam Barilla.
Together they were on a cargo assignment on
the ONA DC-8 that crashed in Niamey, Niger,
killing them both.
I was part of the accident investigation
and knew them well.
Captain George Flavell
Crash in Niamey, Niger
ONA DC-8-63CF N8635
TO THE MEMORY OF DICK BOARD
Dick Board and Sam Barilla
Photo courtesy Herb Eckhardt,
Nigeria is a country of 150 Million
People, 250 Languages and 36 States
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