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Date:Monday 12 October 2015
Time:ca 19:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic A30B model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A300B4-203F
Operator:Tristar Air
Registration: SU-BMZ
MSN: 129
First flight: 1980-12-05 (34 years 11 months)
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Afgooye (   Somalia)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:Cairo International Airport (CAI/HECA), Egypt
Destination airport:Mogadishu International Airport (MGQ/HCMM), Somalia
An Airbus A300 cargo aircraft carried out a forced landing near Afgooye, Somalia. The aircraft operated on a flight from Oostende, Belgium and Cairo, Egypt to Mogadishu International Airport, Somalia, carrying a cargo on behalf of the African Union Mission In Somalia (AMISOM).
After several failed attempts to land the crew apparently force landed in the outskirts of Mogadishu.
Approaches to the airport were hampered by the night time conditions and the lack of aids that would allow the aircraft to land in these conditions. Sunset at Mogadishu was at 17:47 hours local time.

Forced landing outside airport

» VOA, 12-10-2015
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photo of Airbus-A300B4-203F-SU-BMZ
accident date: 12-10-2015
type: Airbus A300B4-203F
registration: SU-BMZ
photo of Airbus-A300B4-203F-SU-BMZ
accident date: 12-10-2015
type: Airbus A300B4-203F
registration: SU-BMZ

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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 Cairo International Airport to Mogadishu International Airport as the crow flies is 3430 km (2144 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few 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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