Airplane Crash - Off Dakar, Senegal 05/27/1979

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Off Dakar, Senegal


Date05/27/1979
LocationOff Dakar, Senegal
OperatorMilitary - Mauritanian Air Force
RouteBouceif - Dakar
Typede Havilland Canada DHC-5D Buffalo
Registration5T-MAX
Cn/In088
Aboard12
Fatalities12
Ground0
SummaryCrashed into the AtlantiOcean during a blinding sandstorm. The pilot, unable to land due to the sandstorm headed out to sea for another approach when the accident occurred.

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