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Dakhlet Nouadhibou

Crash of a Xian Yunsunji Y-7H-100 off Nouadhibou: 8 killed

Date & Time: Apr 5, 1996
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
5T-MAF
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Nouadhibou - Nouakchott
MSN:
00 7H 01
YOM:
1996
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
6
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
8
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff from Nouadhibou Airport, while climbing, the aircraft stalled and crashed in the sea, killing all eight occupants.
Probable cause:
It is believed that the loss of control was the consequence of an engine failure.

Crash of a Tupolev TU-154B-1 off Nouadhibou: 1 killed

Date & Time: Aug 7, 1980 at 0304 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
YR-TPH
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Bucharest – Nouadhibou
MSN:
78A277
YOM:
1978
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
16
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
162
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
On a night approach to Nouadhibou Airport, the crew encountered limited visibility. When the aircraft reached the decision height of 300 feet on final, a missed approach procedure was initiated when the captain thought he had a visual contact with the runway. He decided to continue the approach when the airplane contacted water and crashed into the sea less than one km short of runway threshold. A passenger was killed while 18 others were injured. The airplane was destroyed,
Probable cause:
Controlled flight into terrain (water) after the crew continued the approach after passing the decision height in marginal and limited visibility.

Crash of a Short S.25 Sunderland V off Port-Étienne: 5 killed

Date & Time: Oct 23, 1957 at 2255 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
27.F.5
Survivors:
Yes
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
11
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
5
Circumstances:
The seaplane overturned while landing in the harbor of Port-Étienne by night. Three crew members were killed while eight others were injured. Few hours later, two of the survivors died from their injuries.
Crew (27F Squadron):
Lt Pierre Kerblat, pilot, †
2nd Mst Savannaz, pilot,
1st Mst René Gaspard, radio operator, †
2nd Mst Revert, radio operator,
2nd Mst Marc, navigator, †
2nd Mst Orlowrai, navigator,
2nd Mst Lucien Laloux, mechanic, †
2nd Mst Proco, mechanic,
2nd Mst Le Bars, gunner, †
2nd Mst Lachasseigne, gunner,
2nd Mst Bonnet, gunner.

Crash of a Lockheed 18-07 LodeStar in Port-Étienne

Date & Time: Jul 2, 1942
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
F-ARTL
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Toulouse – Alicante – Casablanca – Port-Étienne – Dakar
MSN:
2011
YOM:
1940
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Shortly after take off from Port-Étienne Airport, while in initial climb, the twin engine aircraft stalled and crashed near the runway end. All three occupants were injured while the aircraft was destroyed. The crew was completing a regular mail flight from Toulouse to Dakar.

Crash of a Latécoère 28/1 in Port Étienne: 1 killed

Date & Time: Oct 12, 1932
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
F-AJIP
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Dakar – Port Étienne – Algiers – Paris
MSN:
905
YOM:
1929
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff from Port Étienne (Nouadhibou), aircraft crashed in unknown circumstances. The pilot Albert Pinot, sole on board, was killed.

Crash of a Breguet 14A.2 in Port Etienne: 1 killed

Date & Time: Oct 17, 1925
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
F-AEGZ
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
MSN:
168
YOM:
1922
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
Pilot Guy Martin des Pallières was performing a mail flight between South America and France. While cruising over Port Etienne (Nouadhibou), Mauritania, he suffered sunstroke and lost control of the aircraft which crashed on the ground. He was rescued and transferred to a local hospital where he died from his injuries a day later.