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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 237360
Last updated: 25 June 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic A319 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A319-111
Owner/operator:Air France
Registration: F-GRXC
C/n / msn: 1677
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Category:Serious incident
Location:Casablanca-Mohammed V Airport (GMMN) -   Morocco
Phase: Landing
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Casablanca-Mohammed V Airport (GMMN)
The aircraft landed on runway 25R after having having been cleared for a visual approach and landing on runway 25L at Casablanca-Mohammed V Airport, Morocco.

Probable causes:
- The visual approach was not considered by the crew during the arrival briefing.
- Inappropriate management regarding Cockpit Resource Management.
- Slight deviation of the aircraft from the nominal approach path.
- The serious incident was due to runway confusion by the crew during a visual approach. The following factors contributed to this:
* The change in approach strategy was not discussed either during the inbound briefing or afterwards.
* The configuration of Casablanca Mohammed V airport presents known risks of confusion between the two runways or between a runway and the taxiway.


Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: 
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report


Photo of F-GRXC courtesy

Glasgow - International (EGPF / GLA)
19 April 2016; (c) Lewis Grant

Revision history:

25-Jun-2020 18:39 harro Added

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