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Last updated: 15 December 2017
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Date:Friday 21 July 1978
Type:Silhouette image of generic BN2P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
IRMA/Britten-Norman BN-2A-21 Islander
Operator:Force Aérienne de la République Islamique de Mauritanie
Registration: 5T-MAT
C/n / msn: 765
First flight: 1975-12-10 (2 years 7 months)
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:unknown (   Western Sahara)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The aircraft was damaged by possible small arms fire whilst operating against Polisario Front fighters in the Western Sahara. Consequently written-off.

Date also reported as July 21, 1977.

Sources:
» Exotic Air Forces
» Thomas Brügge
» World Directory of Airliner Crashes


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