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Accident description
Last updated: 17 November 2017
Date:Tuesday 26 July 2011
Type:Silhouette image of generic C130 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed C-130H Hercules
Operator:Royal Moroccan Air Force
Registration: CNA-OQ
C/n / msn: 4892
First flight: 1981
Engines: 4 Allison T56-A-15
Crew:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9
Passengers:Fatalities: 71 / Occupants: 71
Total:Fatalities: 80 / Occupants: 80
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:10 km (6.3 mls) E of Goulimime Airport (GLN) (   Morocco)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:Dakhla (Villa Cisneros), Western Sahara (VIL/GMMH), Morocco
Destination airport:Goulimime Airport (GLN), Morocco
A Royal Moroccan Air Force C-130 Hercules transport plane was destroyed in an accident near Goulimime (also known as Guelmim). Seventy-eight occupants were killed instantly and two survived. Both survivors later died. The airplane carried nine crew members, 60 troops and 11 civilians. It operated on a flight from Dakhla to Kinitra with an en route stop at Goulimime.



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Distance from Dakhla (Villa Cisneros), Western Sahara to Goulimime Airport as the crow flies is 826 km (516 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few 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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