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Accident description
Last updated: 20 October 2017
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Date:Sunday 31 May 1981
Type:Silhouette image of generic FA20 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Dassault Falcon 20C
Operator:Algerian Government
Registration: 7T-VRE
C/n / msn: 156
First flight: 1968
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 6
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:8 km (5 mls) from Bamako Airport (BKO) (   Mali)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Official state flight
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Bamako Airport (BKO/GABS), Mali
Narrative:
The Falcon 20C corporate jet was destroyed when it crashed in bad weather while on approach to the Bamako Airport (BKO), Mali. Three crew members died in the accident. The Algerian Foreign Minister Mohamed Seddick Benyahia survived the accident. He was on his way to Freetown, Sierra Leone for a conference on the war in the western Sahara.

Sources:
» Toledo Blade - Jun 1, 1981


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