Narrative:An Antonov 24B passenger plane, operated by Air Mail, was destroyed in an accident near Tombouctou Airport (TOM), Mali. There were 46 passengers and six crew members on board. One passenger survived the accident.
|Date:||Friday 22 February 1985|
|C/n / msn:|| 87304104|
|First flight:|| 1968|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 45 / Occupants: 46|
|Total:||Fatalities: 51 / Occupants: 52 |
|Airplane damage:|| Destroyed|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||ca 3 km from Tombouctou Airport (TOM) ( Mali)
|Phase:|| Initial climb (ICL)|
|Nature:||Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Tombouctou Airport (TOM/GATB), Mali|
|Destination airport:||Mopti Airport (MZI/GAMB), Mali|
The airplane operated on a flight from Gao Airport (GAQ) to Bamako Airport (BKO) with en route stops at Tombouctou and Mopti Airport (MZI).
An engine failure after takeoff from Tombouctou, forced the crew to return. The aircraft crashed before being able to reach the airport.
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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not
display the exact flight path.
Distance from Tombouctou Airport to Mopti Airport as the crow flies is 270 km (169 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.