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Transavia Plane Makes Hard Landing at Marrakesh Menara Airport

Transavia flight HV-5753 made a hard landing at Marrakesh Menara Airport, Morocco, on October 10th.

The Boeing 737-800 plane flying from Amsterdam, Netherlands, was on final approach to Marrakesh when the crew aborted the approach due to gusting winds.

The plane subsequently positioned for another approach but touched down hard.

No injuries were reported.

Royal Air Maroc Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Morocco

Royal Air Maroc flight AT-981 made an emergency landing in Casablanca, Morocco, on September 9th.

The Boeing 737-800 plane was flying from Lisbon, Portugal, when the crew declared an emergency due to an engine problem.

The plane landed safely. All passengers and crew members remained unharmed.

British Airways Plane Returns to Morocco after Engine Issue

britishairwaysBritish Airways flight BA-2667 had to return and make an emergency landing at Marrakech-Menara Airport, Marrakech, Morocco, on December 31.

The Airbus A320-200, en-route to London, UK, had to returned due to some disturbance with its engine. The crew had to shut the engine down mid-air.

The plane landed safely.

All passengers onboard remained safe.

Bomb Threat Prompts Turkish Airlines Jet to Divert

Turkish airlinesTurkish Airlines flight 15 had to divert and make an emergency landing in Casablanca, Morocco, on March 30.

The Boeing 777 was en-route from Istanbul, Turkey, to Sao Paulo, Brazil, when the crew received a note on which ‘bomb’ was written. The crew then reported the situation and sought permission for an emergency landing.

The plane landed uneventfully and was thoroughly searched for any explosives. However, the airline confirmed that nothing was found.

All 256 passengers aboard remained unharmed.

Air France Rio-Paris Airbus Loses Engine, Diverts to Casablanca

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What: Air France Airbus A330 en route from Rio to Paris
Where: Casablanca
When: October 16, 2012
Who: 201 passengers, 12 crew
Why: After taking of from Rio on Thursday, one of the Airbus330-200 engines was damaged.

Pilots diverted to Casablanca where they made a safe landing.

No injuries were reported.

A replacement jet was provided.

The diversion was no doubt a white-knuckled flight, as the Airbus A330 is the same model as the one that killed 216 in 2007 when pilots became confused with incorrect speed readings likely caused by obstruction of the pitot tubes and flew the plane at the incorrect angle, causing it to lose altitude and crash.

Moroccan AF Plane Down, 80 fatalities

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What: Royal Moroccan Air Force Lockheed C-130H Hercules CNA-OQ en route from Dakhla Western Sahara to Goulimime Airport, Morocco (Flight global released the route as Agadir-Eyes-Dakhla)
Where: 6.3 miles East of Goulimime (Guelmim)Airport,Morocco
When: 26 JUL 2011 at 9 a.m.
Who: 80 aboard, (9 crew, 71 passengers) 80 fatalities
Why: The Royal Moroccan Air Force C-130 Hercules transport plane was in a mountainous area near Goulimime/Guelmim when it crashed into a mountain and was destroyed. The flight originated at Dakhla Airport, and was scheduled to land in Kenitra with scheduled landing in Goulimime.

Eighty occupants were killed; most were members of the Moroccan Armed Forces. The airplane carried nine crew members, 60 troops (including 9 RMAF flight crew) and 12 civilians. It operated on a flight from Dakhla to Kinitra with an en route stop at Goulimime.

Sixty troops were aboard, and a dozen civilians. According to some reports, there were three survivors; other reports say there were no survivors. Three survived the crash, but not the ride to the hospital. The remains have been taken to the military hospital at Guelmin.

Initially, the flight was reported as carrying 81, but one person did not board in Laayoune.

The crash has been attributed to inclement conditions.

Three days of national mourning were declared by King Mohammed VI.

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