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Date:Friday 27 September 2013
Type:Silhouette image of generic B744 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 747-428(M)
Operating for:Nasair
Leased from:Eaglexpress
Registration: 9M-ACM
MSN: 25628/934
First flight: 1992
Total airframe hrs:91977
Engines: 4 General Electric CF6-80C2B1F
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 20
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 20
Aircraft damage: Minor
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:Nouakchott-Oumtounsy International Airport (NKC) (   Mauritania)
Phase: Taxi (TXI)
Departure airport:Jeddah-King Abdulaziz International Airport (JED/OEJN), Saudi Arabia
Destination airport:Nouakchott-Oumtounsy International Airport (NKC/GQNO), Mauritania
A Boeing 747-400, operated by Nasair, was arriving at Nouakchott, Mauritania, after a ferry flight from Jeddah. The aircraft was to operate a passenger flight to Madinah, Saudi Arabia.
After landing, the aircraft vacated the runway via taxiway A and proceeded to the ramp. The aircraft was guided towards parking position no.6. While being ordered to move forward, the aircraft hit a mast with the left wing tip, damaging the left wing.

Probable Cause:

The accident is the result of:
- A total lack of coordination between the control tower and the guidance team.
- Lack of continuous training of handling personnel.
- Lack of resources made available to the handling teams.
- The fact that position 6 is partially out of the visual field of the tower controller.
- The bad deploiement of the ground guidance team.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: CEAIAC
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 137 days (5 months)
Accident number: final report
Download report: Final report
Language: French

Damaged on the ground


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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 Jeddah-King Abdulaziz International Airport to Nouakchott-Oumtounsy International Airport as the crow flies is 5709 km (3568 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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