Air Mauritanie Flight 625

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Air Mauritanie Flight 625
Fokker F-28-4000 Fellowship Air Mauritanie 5T-CLF, RTM Rotterdam, Netherlands PP1168337550.jpg
The aircraft involved in the accident, seen in Rotterdam Airport in April 1991.
Accident summary
Date 1 July 1994
Summary Controlled flight into terrain aggravated by sandstorm
Site Tidjikja Airport, Mauritania
Passengers 89
Crew 4
Fatalities 80
Survivors 13
Aircraft type Fokker F28 Fellowship
Operator Air Mauritanie
Registration 5T-CLF
Flight origin Nouakchott International Airport, Mauritania
Destination Tidjikja Airport, Mauritania

Air Mauritanie Flight 625 was a Fokker F28 Fellowship 4000 which crashed on landing at Tidjikja Airport, Mauritania on 1 July 1994 in sandstorm conditions. The F28 had made several approaches to the airport before making a heavy landing caused the front undercarriage to collapse and the aircraft to slide off the runway, crash into a rocky outcrop and burst into flames. All four crew and 76 of the 89 passengers were killed in the crash. It remains the worst crash involving a Fokker 28 and the worst one in Mauritania.[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fokker F28 Fellowship 4000 5T-CLF Tidjikja Airport (TIY)". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 15 January 2014. 
  2. ^ - 1636.html "Air Mauretanie crashes in sandstorm" Check |url= value (help). Flight International: 10. 13–19 July 1994.