Sector Defence

Mortar accident Mali

Introduction

The Dutch Safety Board published the final report into the fatal accident during a mortar shell exercise which took place in Mali on 6 July 2016. During this accident two Dutch soldiers were killed and a third Dutch soldier was seriously injured.

An English translation of  parts of  the report  (summary, cause of the explosion and conclusions) will be published on this website as soon as possible. 

Statistics

  • Start date 26 jul. 2016
  • End date 28 sep. 2017
  • Type investigationFull
  • Status investigationClosed

Investigation

  • The Dutch Safety Board started an investigation into the fatal accident during a mortar shell exercise which took place in Mali on 6 July 2016 . During this accident two Dutch soldiers were killed and a third Dutch soldier was seriously injured.

    After the accident, an investigator of the Dutch Safety Board traveled to Mali for an exploratory investigation. Based on the findings, the Board decided to start an investigation into the direct cause of the accident, its underlying factors and the (medical) assistance after the accident.