Date & Time: Feb 22, 1985
Type of aircraft:
Scheduled Revenue Flight
Gao – Tombouctou – Mopti – Bamako
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
Two minutes after takeoff from Tombouctou Airport, while climbing, one of the engine failed. The pilot-in-command elected to return for an emergency landing and initiated a turn when the aircraft stalled and crashed in a field located 3 km from the airport, bursting into flames. A passenger was seriously injured while 51 other occupants were killed.
Engine failure during initial climb for unknown reasons.