Each of the victims are individually represented through the 170 broken mirrors that make up the radial form of the monument. In the center is an upright plane wing that appears to burst from the sand. A plaque bears each of the deceased’s names, ages, and country of origin.
As the site is so remote, the association wanted to build a memorial that could be seen from above. This way the commemoration can be visited at any time by any one in the world using the coordinates 16°51′53″N 11°57′13″E.
Images via Les familles de l’attentat du DC-10 d’ UTA