ASN Aircraft accident ATR 42-312 CN-CDT Tizounine
ASN logo

Date:Sunday 21 August 1994
Type:Silhouette image of generic AT43 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
ATR 42-312
Operator:Royal Air Maroc - RAM
Registration: CN-CDT
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
Aircraft damage: 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
Flightnumber: 630
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.
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.

Flightcrew member's mental condition
Pilot or passenger suicide
Loss of control

» Flight International 31 August- 6 September 1994 (8,14)
» PZC 26.08.94(4)
» Scramble 184(61)


photo of ATR-42-312-CN-CDT
accident date: 21-08-1994
type: ATR 42-312
registration: CN-CDT

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 Agadir-Al Massira International Airport to Casablanca-Mohamed V Airport as the crow flies is 378 km (236 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.
languages: languages


ATR 42

  • 457+ built
  • 3rd loss
  • 2nd fatal accident
  • The worst accident (at the time)
  • 4th worst accident (currently)
» safety profile

  • 8th worst accident (at the time)
  • 9th worst accident (currently)
» safety profile

The Aviation Safety Network is an exclusive service provided by:
Quick Links:

CONNECT WITH US: FSF Facebook FSF Twitter FSF Youtube FSF LinkedIn FSF Instagram

©2023 Flight Safety Foundation

701 N. Fairfax St., Ste. 250
Alexandria, Virginia 22314