Accident description
Last updated: 26 October 2014
Status:
Date:Sunday 3 August 1975
Time:ca 04:25
Type:Silhouette image of generic B703 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 707-321C
Operator:Alia Royal Jordanian Airlines
Registration: JY-AEE
C/n / msn: 18767/376
First flight: 1964
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
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:40 km (25 mls) NW of Agadir (   Morocco) show on map
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
Narrative:
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 FL080 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.


Classification:

Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

Sources:
» Aviation Letter 275 p.6
» Flight International 07.08.1975 (170)


Photos

photo of Boeing 707-321C N797PA
N797PA 'Clipper Northwind' was sold to Alia, April 1975
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Map
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Paris-Le Bourget Airport to Agadir-Inezgane Airport as the crow flies is 2284 km (1428 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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