Accident Harbin Y-12-II 5T-MAE, Thursday 12 July 2012
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Date:Thursday 12 July 2012
Type:Silhouette image of generic Y12 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Harbin Y-12-II
Owner/operator:Force Aérienne de la République Islamique de Mauritanie
Registration: 5T-MAE
Year of manufacture:1995
Fatalities:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:near Nouakchott Airport (NKC) -   Mauritania
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:Nouakchott Airport (NKC/GQNN)
Destination airport:Tasiast Gold Mine Airstrip
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
A Harbin Yunshuji Y-12-II transport plane was destroyed when it crashed shortly after takeoff from Nouakchott Airport (NKC), Mauritania. All seven occupants were killed.
The airplane was operated by the Mauritanian Air Force on a flight on behalf of the Kinross Gold Corporation. It was heading for the Tasiast gold mine to bring gold back from the mine to Nouakchott. Kinross reported that two pilots, two Mauritanian customs officials, and three contract security personnel were on board.


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