Date & Time: Aug 30, 2014 at 0244 LT
Type of aircraft:
Glasgow – Ghardaïa – Tamanrasset – Malabo
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
The four engine aircraft was performing a cargo flight from Glasgow-Prestwick to Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, with a crew of 7 and a load of oil equipment. Three minutes after takeoff from Tamanrasset-Aguenar-Hadj Bey Akhamok Airport, radio contact was lost with the aircraft that crashed in a mountainous terrain located some 15 km south of the airport. The crash site was spotted in early morning and the aircraft was totally destroyed by impact forces and post crash fire. All 7 crewmen (six Ukrainians and one Russian) were killed.