43 Years ago today: On 3 August 1975 an Alia Royal Jordanian Airlines Boeing 707-321C crashed near Agadir, Morocco, killing all 188 occupants.
|Date:||Sunday 3 August 1975|
|Operator:||Alia Royal Jordanian Airlines|
|C/n / msn:||18767/376|
|Total airframe hrs:||39749|
|Engines:||4 Pratt & Whitney JT3D-3B|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 181 / Occupants: 181|
|Total:||Fatalities: 188 / Occupants: 188|
|Aircraft fate:||Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||40 km (25 mls) NW of Agadir ( Morocco)|
|Phase:||En route (ENR)|
|Nature:||Int’l Non Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Paris-Le Bourget Airport (LBG/LFPB), France|
|Destination airport:||Agadir-Inezgane Airport (AGA/GMAA), Morocco|
A Boeing 707-321C passenger plane, JY-AEE, was destroyed when it crashed near Agadir, Morocco. All 181 passengers and seven crew members were killed.
Alia Royal Jordanian Airlines carried out the flight from Paris (LBG), France to Agadir on behalf of Royal Air Maroc.
The aircraft was descending from FL80 for a runway 29 approach when the right wing tip and no. 4 engine struck a peak at 2400 feet altitude. Part of the wing (including the no. 4 engine) separated. Control was lost and the aircraft crashed into a ravine.