Criminal Occurrence description
Last updated: 1 November 2014
Status:
Date:Thursday 8 December 1988
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC7 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-7CF
Operator:T & G Aviation
Registration: N90804
C/n / msn: 45116/750
First flight: 1956
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Substantial
Airplane fate: Repaired
Location:Western Sahara (   Morocco)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:Dakar-Yoff Airport (DKR/GOOY), Senegal
Destination airport:Agadir-Inezgane Airport (AGA/GMAA), Morocco
Narrative:
Two T&G Aviation DC-7 planes were to be flown from Senegal to Morocco for a locust control mission there.
Both aircraft were following their flight plan on airway Red 975 at an altitude of 11,000 feet and were flying 1.5 miles apart. Both aircraft were attacked and hit by SAM-7 surface-to-air missiles fired by the Polisario. The lead aircraft (N284) lost one of its engines and part of a wing and crashed. The second aircraft (N90804) lost an engine and suffered other damage, but it was able to land at Sidi Ifni, on the Moroccan coast. Polisario soldiers thought the DC-7s were Moroccan military C-130 aircraft.


Sources:
» Flight International 24/31.12.88


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Distance from Dakar-Yoff Airport to Agadir-Inezgane Airport as the crow flies is 1909 km (1193 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs 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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