Accident Antonov An-24RV J5-GBE,
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Date:Tuesday 7 April 1992
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Antonov An-24RV
Owner/operator:Air Bissau
Registration: J5-GBE
MSN: 77310810
Year of manufacture:1977
Engine model:Ivchenko AI-24VT
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 13
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:100 km SE of Maaten al-Sarra -   Libya
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Non-Scheduled/charter/Air Taxi
Departure airport:Khartoum-Civil Airport (KRT/HSSS)
Destination airport:Tunis-Carthage Airport (TUN/DTTA)
Force landed in the desert when it ran into a violent sandstorm. Yasir Arafat, head of the Palestine Liberation Organization, was one of the surviving passengers.


Flight International
Scramble 156
Scramble 163
Soviet Transports
NRC Handelsblad 08.04.1992



photo (c) Karl Krämer, via Werner Fischdick; Athens-Athinai Airport (ATH); June 1989

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