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Last updated: 23 September 2021
Datum:Dienstag 7 April 1992
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic AN24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonow An-24RV
Fluggesellschaft:Air Bissau
Kennzeichen: J5-GBE
Werknummer: 77310810
Baujahr: 1977
Triebwerk: 2 Ivchenko AI-24VT
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 10
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 13
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:100 km (62.5 Meilen) SE of Maaten al-Sarra (   Libyen)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Internationaler außerplanmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Khartoum-Civil Airport (KRT/HSSS), Sudan
Flug nach:Tunis-Carthage Airport (TUN/DTTA), Tunesien
Force landed in the desert when it ran into a violent sandstorm. Yasir Arafat, head of the Palestine Liberation Organization, was one of the surviving passengers.

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photo of Antonov-An-24RV-J5-GBE
accident date: 07-04-1992
type: Antonov An-24RV
registration: J5-GBE

This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Khartoum-Civil Airport to Tunis-Carthage Airport as the crow flies is 3213 km (2008 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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