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Last updated: 22 October 2017
Datum:Dienstag 10 April 2001
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic AN12 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonow 12BK
Fluggesellschaft:Air West, Co
Kennzeichen: 3C-AWU
Werknummer: 8345804 ?
Baujahr: 1981
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 6
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:6 km (3.8 Meilen) von Nouadhibou Airport (NDB) (   Mauretanien)
Flugphase: Anfangssteigflug (ICL)
Betriebsart:Inländischer außerplanmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Nouadhibou Airport (NDB/GQPP), Mauretanien
Flug nach:Nouakchott Airport (NKC/GQNN), Mauretanien
Soon after it taking off, one of the engines caught fire and the crew carried out a forced landing on a beach, 6 km from the runway. The aircraft caught fire and burned out.

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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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