Moroccan Military Air Crash: 78 Dead and 3 Seriously Wounded


On 26 July, a Moroccan military transport plane crash into a mountain in the south of the country, causing 78 dead and only 3 alive but seriously injured. The C-130 was struck into the mountain at around 9 am (08:00 GMT) while attempting to land at an air base destination, about 10km to the east Guelmim.

A Hercules C-130 aircraft had an accident when trying to land in Guelmim near the Western Sahara territory. This crash is considered the worst air disaster in Morocco for years since 1973. At that year, there were an amount of 105 people left their life after a Royal Air Maroc aircraft crash near the capital Rabat. Bad weather condition was told to be the cause of the accident. A resident said that the dense fog phenomenon occurred at the time the plane crashed. According to news, a total of 81 people including 60 soldiers, 12 civilians and nine crew members were reported on the way at the time of the crash. The bodies of 41 people found and the remains’ searching work is going on. Moroccan King Mohammed VI declared three days of national mourning and asked to conduct prayers in memory of the unlucky victims of all the churches on Friday, 29 July.

The horrible scene of Moroccan military air crash when trying to land in Guelmim near the Western Sahara territory on Tuesday, 26 July

It is estimated that 78 people were killed and three survivors were in seriously injured condition

The Hercules C-130 aircraft was struck into hundreds of small wreckages

The Morocco air crash is said to be the worst known air disaster in this country for years

Rescuers are moving the unlucky away the accident field on 26 July

 

The plane hit at about 10km to the east Guelmim. Mohammed VI declared three days of national mourning with prayers in memory of the victims of all the churches on Friday, 29 July

 

A Hercules C-130 aircraft, similar to the crashed air

 

Moroccan Military Air Crash: 78 Dead and 3 Seriously Wounded

 

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