Date & Time: Apr 10, 2001
Type of aircraft:
Air West - Equatorial Guinea
Nouakchott – Nouadhibou – Lisbon
8 34 58 04
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
Shortly after takeoff from Nouadhibou Airport, while in initiale climb, one of the engine caught fire. The crew reduced his altitude and attempted an emergency landing in a beach located 6 km from the airport. The aircraft crash landed and came to rest, bursting into flames. All six occupants escaped uninjured while the aircraft was destroyed by fire.
Engine fire during initial climb for unknown reasons.