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Last updated: 27 July 2016
Datum:donderdag 12 juli 2012
Type:Silhouette image of generic Y12 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Harbin Yunshuji Y-12-II
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Force Aérienne de la République Islamique de Mauritanie
Registratie: 5T-MAE
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 2
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 5 / inzittenden: 5
Totaal:slachtoffers: 7 / inzittenden: 7
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:nabij Nouakchott Airport (NKC) (   Mauritanië)
Fase: Initiële klim (ICL)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:Nouakchott Airport (NKC/GQNN), Mauritanië
Vliegveld van aankomst:Tasiast Gold Mine Airstrip, Mauritanië
A Harbin Yunshuji Y-12-II transport plane was destroyed when it crashed shortly after takeoff from Nouakchott Airport (NKC), Mauritania. All seven occupants were killed.
The airplane was operated by the Mauritanian Air Force on a flight on behalf of the Kinross Gold Corporation. It was heading for the Tasiast gold mine to bring gold back from the mine to Nouakchott. Kinross reported that two pilots, two Mauritanian customs officials, and three contract security personnel were on board.

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