Mali Air Force A-29B Super Tucano Crashes Near Mopti Killing Both Pilots

Mali Air Force A-29B Super Tucano Crashes Near Mopti Killing Both Pilots

On Tuesday 7 April 2020, the Force Aérienne de la République du Mali (Mali Air Force) lost an Embraer A-29B Super Tucano near Sévaré Camp.

The aircraft, serial TZ-04C (construction number 31400231), crashed in the morning hours. The two pilots did not survive the accident.

The two people on board, the pilot, Captain Moussa Maïga, and his co-pilot, Second Lieutenant Mahamadou B. Traoré lost their lives.

The accident occurred when the plane was returning from an exercise, as part of an anti-terrorist operation against armed groups.

All the attempts to land at the regional airport having failed the pilot avoided the worst, by going to an empty space of the army camp where the disaster takes place.

As soon as the sad news was announced, the region’s governor, General Abdoulaye Cissé, immediately went to the place to see the damage caused by the crash. He presented, on behalf of the highest authorities and the populations of the Region, condolences to the families of the disappeared.

The A-29B was operated by the Escadrille de Chasse at Bamako/Senou (Base Aérienne 101) in the west of the country. Most probably the aircraft operated temporary from Mopti/Barbe (Base Aérienne 102), which is located close to Sévaré.

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