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Accident
Last updated: 23 April 2017
Status:Voorlopig
Datum:donderdag 12 juli 2012
Tijd:07:45
Type:Silhouette image of generic Y12 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Harbin Yunshuji Y-12-II
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Force Aťrienne de la Rťpublique Islamique de Mauritanie
Registratie: 5T-MAE
Constructienummer:
Bouwjaar:
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) (   MauritaniŽ)
Fase: InitiŽle klim (ICL)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:Nouakchott Airport (NKC/GQNN), MauritaniŽ
Vliegveld van aankomst:Tasiast Gold Mine Airstrip, MauritaniŽ
Beschrijving:
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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