Narrative:RAM flight 630 departed Agadir (AGA) on a domestic flight to Casablanca. Some ten minutes after takeoff, while climbing through 16000 feet, the ATR-42 lost control. The ATR-42 entered a steep dive and crashed in the Atlas Mountains.
|Date:||Sunday 21 August 1994|
|Operator:||Royal Air Maroc - RAM|
|C/n / msn:|| 127|
|First flight:|| 1989|
|Engines:|| 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PW120|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 40 / Occupants: 40|
|Total:||Fatalities: 44 / Occupants: 44 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||near Tizounine (Morocco)
|Phase:|| En route (ENR)|
|Nature:||Domestic Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Agadir-Al Massira International Airport (AGA/GMAA), Morocco|
|Destination airport:||Casablanca-Mohamed V Airport (CMN/GMMN), Morocco|
The accident was said to have been caused by the captain disconnecting the autopilot and directing the aircraft to the ground deliberately. The Moroccan Pilot's Union challenged these findings, claiming the pilot had been totally in control of himself prior to departure and that he had shown no signs of frustration of unhappiness in his personal or work life.
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Distance from Agadir-Al Massira International Airport to Casablanca-Mohamed V Airport as the crow flies is 378 km (236 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.