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Last updated: 28 November 2015
Fecha:martes 10 abril 2001
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic AN12 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov 12BK
Operador:Air West, Co
Registración: 3C-AWU
Numéro de série: 8345804 ?
Año de Construcción: 1981
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes:
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes:
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 6
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:6 km (3.8 milles) de Nouadhibou Airport (NDB) (   Mauritania)
Fase: Ascenso Inicial (ICL)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico No Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Nouadhibou Airport (NDB/GQPP), Mauritania
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Nouakchott Airport (NKC/GQNN), Mauritania
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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