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Last updated: 25 March 2019
Date:Tuesday 12 May 1998
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN26 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Xian Yunshuji Y-7H-500
Operator:Force Aérienne de la République Islamique de Mauritanie
Registration: 5T-MAG
C/n / msn: 007H03
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 39 / Occupants: 42
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Néma Airport (EMN) (   Mauritania)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Departure airport:Néma Airport (EMN/GQNI), Mauritania
Destination airport:Nouakchott Airport (NKC/GQNN), Mauritania

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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Néma Airport to Nouakchott Airport as the crow flies is 925 km (578 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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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