Military plane crashes during bad weather in Morocco, killing 78

July 26th, 2011 - 7:29 pm ICT by BNO News  

GUELMIM, MOROCCO (BNO NEWS) — At least 78 people were killed on Tuesday morning when a military transport plane crashed into a mountain in southern Morocco, state-run media reported. Three others survived.

The accident happened about eight kilometers (4.9 miles) from the city of Guelmim, according to a brief news report from the state-run Maghreb Arab Presse (MAP) news agency. It said three people survived but were seriously injured.

It is the country’s worst plane crash since August 1975 when a Boeing 707 operated by Alia Royal Jordanian Airlines crashed into a mountain on approach to Inezgane Airport. All 188 people on board were killed.

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