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Accident description
Last updated: 30 November 2015
Date:Friday 1 July 1994
Type:Fokker F-28 Fellowship 4000
Operator:Air Mauritanie
Registration: 5T-CLF
C/n / msn: 11092
First flight: 1975
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
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)
» Flight International 13-19.07.94(10)
» Scramble 183


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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 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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