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Last updated: 5 March 2021
Date:Monday 3 August 2020
Time:ca 10:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN72 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-72TK-100
On behalf of:United Nations - UN
Registration: RA-74044
C/n / msn: 36547097936
First flight: 1994
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 11
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Gao Airport (GAQ) (   Mali)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:Bamako Airport (BKO/GABS), Mali
Destination airport:Gao Airport (GAQ/GAGO), Mali
An Antonov An-72TK-100 transport plane, operating for the United Nations, suffered an accident on landing at Gao Airport, Mali.
The aircraft sustained substantial damage and at least six of the eleven occupants were injured.
While en route between Bamako and Gao the right engine generator failed. The captain initiated a descent and attempted to start the APU. At that moment the left engine generator failed as well. Two attempts to start the APU failed.
During the approach to Gao the undercarriage was deployed using the manual emergency procedure.
After touching down on the wet runway, the thrust reversers would not deploy. The aircraft overran the runway at a ground speed of 140-160 km/h.

Electrical system problem
Forced landing on runway



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Distance from Bamako Airport to Gao Airport as the crow flies is 945 km (590 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few 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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