Military - Mauritanian Air Force

Military - Mauritanian Air Force Sunday May 27, 1979
Crashed into the Atlantic Ocean during a blinding sandstorm. The pilot, unable to land due to the sandstorm headed out to sea for another approach when the accident occurred.

Crash Details

DateSunday May 27, 1979
LocationOff Dakar, Senegal
Passengers7
Crew5
Fatalities12
Survivors0
Aircraft Typede Havilland Canada DHC-5D Buffalo
OperatorMilitary - Mauritanian Air Force
Registration5T-MAX
Flight OriginBouceif
Flight Destination Dakar
Off Dakar, Senegal
Military - Mauritanian Air Force
de Havilland Canada DHC-5D Buffalo
1979