Narrative:Blowing sand at the destination Tidjikja forced the crew to abandon earlier attempts to land. The aircraft touched down heavily, causing the undercarriage to fail. The F-28 slid off the side of the runway until bursting into flames when it struck a rock outcrop.
|Date:||Friday 1 July 1994|
Fokker F-28 Fellowship 4000
|C/n / msn:|| 11092|
|First flight:|| 1975-07-10 (19 years)|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 76 / Occupants: 89|
|Total:||Fatalities: 80 / Occupants: 93 |
|Airplane damage:|| Damaged beyond repair|
|Location:||Tidjikja Airport (TIY) ( Mauritania)
|Phase:|| Landing (LDG)|
|Nature:||Domestic Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Nouakchott Airport (NKC/GQNN), Mauritania|
|Destination airport:||Tidjikja Airport (TIY/GQND), Mauritania|
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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
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Distance from Nouakchott Airport to Tidjikja Airport as the crow flies is 478 km (299 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.