49 Years ago today: On 1 April 1970 a Royal Air Maroc Caravelle crashed near Berechid, Morocco, killing 61 out of 82 occupants.
|Date:||Wednesday 1 April 1970|
|Type:||Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle III|
|Operator:||Royal Air Maroc – RAM|
|C/n / msn:||32|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 6|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 56 / Occupants: 76|
|Total:||Fatalities: 61 / Occupants: 82|
|Aircraft damage:||Damaged beyond repair|
|Location:||near Berrechid ( Morocco)|
|Nature:||Domestic Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Agadir-Inezgane Airport (AGA/GMAA), Morocco|
|Destination airport:||Casablanca-Nouasseur Airport (CMN/GMMN), Morocco|
The aircraft crashed on approach when it lost control at a height of about 500 feet. The fuselage broke in two.
It operated on a flight from Agadir to Paris, France with an intermediate stop at Casablanca.