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US News Mali: A UN plane misses its landing, 11 injured including a serious

18:55  04 august  2020
18:55  04 august  2020 Source:   20minutes.fr

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incident A UN plane on Monday made a "hard landing" at Gao airport, north of Mali . The 11 occupants of the craft, four passengers and seven crew members, were injured in the incident, according to a statement from the United Nations Mission in Mali.

The plane would have landed off-runway, a Minusma official said. Much of the white-cabin plane's fuselage, stamped with the UN logo, has sunk into waterlogged ground from recent rains, according to photos circulating on social media.

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11 pessoas ficaram feridas, sendo uma em estado grave, em um acidente envolvendo um Antonov An-72TK-100 (RA-74044) at service da UN, próximo a Gao (GAQ), no Mali.

A aeronave, em operação há 26 anos, pousou deois dos limits da pista, com mau tempo.

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According to an initial assessment, “a member of the 'crew was seriously injured and 10 people slightly,' said the UN mission in its statement. " The plane suffered extensive damage" and the wounded "were immediately evacuated to the medical structures of the International Forces and the Minusma to receive adequate treatment".

An investigation will soon be launched to determine the cause of the incident. The Minusma was deployed in July 2013 in Mali after the takeover of the north of the country by jihadist groups . With around 13,000 peacekeepers, this is one of the most important missions of the United Nations. His mandate was renewed for one year at the end of June.

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