ASN Aircraft accident Boeing 707-321C JY-AEE Amskroud
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Date:Sunday 3 August 1975
Type:Silhouette image of generic B703 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 707-321C
Operator:Jordanian World Airways
On behalf of:Royal Air Maroc - RAM
Registration: JY-AEE
MSN: 18767/376
First flight: 1964-05-20 (11 years 3 months)
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 damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Amskroud (   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.
The aircraft, operated by Alia Royal Jordanian Airlines' charter subsidiary Jordanian World Airways, carried out the flight from Paris-Le Bourget Airport (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.


Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

» Aviation Letter 275 p.6
» Flight International 07 August 1975 (170)


photo of Boeing-707-321C-JY-AEE
accident date: 03-08-1975
type: Boeing 707-321C
registration: JY-AEE
photo of Boeing-707-321C-N797PA
accident date: 03-08-1975
type: Boeing 707-321C
registration: N797PA

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).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s 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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