Accident Dassault Falcon 20C 7T-VRE,
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Date:Sunday 31 May 1981
Type:Silhouette image of generic FA20 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Dassault Falcon 20C
Owner/operator:Algerian Government
Registration: 7T-VRE
MSN: 156
Year of manufacture:1968
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:8 km from Bamako Airport (BKO) -   Mali
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Bamako Airport (BKO/GABS)
The Falcon 20C corporate jet was destroyed when it crashed in bad weather while on approach to the Bamako Airport (BKO), Mali. Three crew members died in the accident. The Algerian Foreign Minister Mohamed Seddick Benyahia survived the accident. He was on his way to Freetown, Sierra Leone for a conference on the war in the western Sahara.
Mr. Benyahia was killed in May 1982 when his Gulfstream II jet was shot down by an Iraqi Air Force jet.


Toledo Blade - Jun 1, 1981


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