Accident description
Last updated: 29 November 2014
Status:
Date:Sunday 11 August 1974
Type:Ilyushin 18V
Operator:Air Mali
Registration: TZ-ABE
C/n / msn: 181003304
First flight: 1961
Engines: 4 Ivchenko AI-20K
Crew:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 10
Passengers:Fatalities: 39 / Occupants: 50
Total:Fatalities: 47 / Occupants: 60
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Linoghin (   Burkina Faso) show on map
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Int'l Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Bamako Airport (BKO/GABS), Mali
Destination airport:Niamey Airport (NIM/DRRN), Niger
Narrative:
The Il-18 departed Bamako (BKO), Mali on a flight to Mecca via Niamey (NIM) and Kano (KAN), Nigeria. The crew of the Il-18 diverted to Ouagadougou (OUA) because of bad weather at the Niamey. Presumably a navigational error was made, causing the crew to circle the wrong town. The aircraft ran out of fuel and a forced landing was carried out.

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Distance from Bamako Airport to Niamey Airport as the crow flies is 1097 km (686 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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