Royal Air Maroc plane crashes

The following are significant events involving the airline or its subsidiares. The numbered events are those involving at least one passenger death where the aircraft flight had a direct or indirect role, and where at least one of the dead passengers was not a stowaway, hijacker, or saboteur. Only events since 1970 are included.

  1. 1 April 1970; Royal Air Maroc Caravelle; near Casablanca, Morocco: The aircraft crashed into electrical transmission pylons about two miles short of the runway during final approach. All 54 of the 76 passengers and four of the six crew members were killed.

  2. 21 August 1994; Royal Air Maroc ATR 42; near Tizounine, Morocco: Shortly after takeoff and while flying at about 16,000 feet (4880 meters), the aircraft entered a steep dive and impacted the ground. While the initial investigation pointed to suicidal actions by the pilot, the pilot's union found no evidence of suicidal behavior on the part of the pilot. All 40 passengers and four crew members were killed.

Royal Air Maroc plane crashes -- Revised: 22 February 2008