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Accident description
Last updated: 7 October 2015
Date:Friday 5 April 1996
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN26 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Xian Yunshuji Y-7H
Operator:Force Aérienne de la République Islamique de Mauritanie
Registration: 5T-MAF
C/n / msn: 13702
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 7
Total:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 9
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:off Nouadhibou (   Mauritania)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Departure airport:Nouadhibou Airport (NDB/GQPP), Mauritania
Destination airport:Nouakchott Airport (NKC/GQNN), Mauritania

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Distance from Nouadhibou Airport to Nouakchott Airport as the crow flies is 333 km (208 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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