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Last updated: 25 March 2019
Date:Friday 1 July 1994
Type:Silhouette image of generic F28 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fokker F-28 Fellowship 4000
Operator:Air Mauritanie
Registration: 5T-CLF
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
Aircraft 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
Flightnumber: 625
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.

Runway excursion

» Airnieuws 297 (p. 28)
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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 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.
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