Date & Time: Jul 12, 2012 at 0745 LT
Nouakchott - Tasiast
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
Aircraft was engaged in a special flight to the Tasiast airstrip deserving the Gold Mine of Tasiast on behalf of the Kinross Gold Corporation. Shortly after take off from Nouakchott, during the initial climb, aircraft stalled and crashed in flames in a desert area near the airport. All seven occupants were killed and aircraft was destroyed by impact forces and post impact fire. Both pilots were Mauritanian Customs Officers while among the passengers were three Security Officers of the Kinross Gold Corporation who were responsible to carry a cargo of gold back to Nouakchott.