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Last updated: 19 October 2021
Status:Zwischenbericht
Datum:Donnerstag 15 Februar 2007
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic B737 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-7Q8
Fluggesellschaft:Air Mauritanie
Kennzeichen: registration unknown
Werknummer:
Baujahr:
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 8
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 71
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 79
Sachschaden: nicht beschädigt
Unfallort:Las Palmas-Gando Air Base (LPA) (   Spanien)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Nouakchott Airport (NKC/GQNN), Mauretanien
Flug nach:Nouadhibou Airport (NDB/GQPP), Mauretanien
Unfallbericht:
A man armed with two hand guns seized the 737 shortly after takeoff from Mauritania's capital, Nouakchott. He reportedly demanded to be flown to France. It tried to land at Dakhla, in Western Sahara, but Moroccan authorities refused permission. The plane continued to Las Palmas where it landed safely. Passengers and crew overpowered the man and he was arrested by Spanish police.



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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 Nouakchott Airport to Nouadhibou Airport as the crow flies is 333 km (208 miles).

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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