July 26th, 2011
12:35 PM ET

78 dead in Morocco military plane crash

A plane crash in southern Morocco killed 78 people Tuesday, the state news agency reported.

The Moroccan C-130 military plane crashed in the southern part of the country, state-run Agence Maghreb Arabe Presse reported.

The aircraft, belonging to Morocco's Royal Armed Forces, crashed into a mountain as it attempted to land at a military airport about eight kilometers (five miles) away, the news agency said. Three people were hurt.

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soundoff (7 Responses)
  1. CSnSC

    One witness was quoted 'there were fezes everywhere'.

    July 26, 2011 at 10:07 am | Report abuse |
    • Huh?

      What is a 'fezes'? Feces?

      July 26, 2011 at 6:08 pm | Report abuse |
  2. funky bunch

    I guess the 3 hurt were the only survivors.

    July 26, 2011 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Queenie

    You're on a roll lately, Sparky!

    July 26, 2011 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
  4. CSnSC

    Thanks Q, I think all the bad news and sad news got to me a little. Gotta lighten it up a bit.

    July 26, 2011 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
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    July 28, 2011 at 10:09 am | Report abuse |
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    July 14, 2012 at 1:30 am | Report abuse |