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C-130 Hercules crash in Morocco 26th July

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Old 26th Jul 2011, 12:56
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C-130 Hercules crash in Morocco 26th July

Ares: Moroccan C-130 Crashes

A Moroccan air force C-130 has crashed in the southern part of the country near Guelmim, according to the country's official Agence Maghreb Arabe Presse.

Reports indicate the aircraft went down in a mountainous area. The French news agency, AFP, reports at least 20 persons died in the crash, citing interior ministry sources.

The air force operates 11 C-130Hs and two KC-130Hs, according to Forecast International data.
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Old 26th Jul 2011, 13:49
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Reuters: Moroccan army says military plane crash kills 78

Jul (Reuters) - RABAT, July 26 (Reuters) - At least 78 people were killed when a Moroccan military aircraft crashed in the south of the country on Tuesday, the army said.

In a news alert carried by the official news agency MAP, the army said three other people were severely wounded in the crash, Morocco's deadliest air disaster in several decades.
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Old 26th Jul 2011, 15:58
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C-130 Hercules crash in Morocco 26th July

This morning a C-130 of the Royal Air Force crashed in the mountainous terrain surrounding the city of Guelmim in south-west Morocco. 78 souls on board died, 3 survived so far. No further details available at the moment.
The aircraft was enroute from Dakhla to Guelmim (GLN).

The airport is military operated with a VOR 1.1 NM south west of the airport aligned with RWY 05

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Old 26th Jul 2011, 16:05
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Gentlemen, I wouldn't normally poke my nose in here, but this would appear to be an aircraft of the Moroccan Air Force, not the RAF as has been stated above.

Presently being discussed in the Military Forum.
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Yes None of the above it is from the Royal Air Force....of Morocco! There are more Royal Air Forces around in this world...
 
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Yes None of the above it is from the Royal Air Force....of Morocco! There are more Royal Air Forces around in this world...
Quite so, but open to misinterpretation, all the same.
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There is The Royal Air Force RAF and the others ie. RAAF, Royal Moroccan Air Force etc.
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Old 26th Jul 2011, 17:00
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Au contraire!

The 'Royal Air Force' is so named to acknowledge the fact that it was the World's FIRST 'Air Force'.

From wikipedia:
The RAF is the world's oldest independent air force: that is, the first air force to become independent of army or navy control.[3] It was founded on 1 April 1918
Obviously at that time there was no need to call it the "British' Air Force (as some of our colonial cousins like to refer to it) as nobody else had thought of one yet!

So all others are named in such a way as to avoid the confusion we have seen here.

Simples!

Deepest condolences to all the families of those involved.

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Old 26th Jul 2011, 18:02
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From terrible disaster affecting our fellow airmen, to childish niff naff in less than 10 posts.
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Old 26th Jul 2011, 18:05
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Military C-130 crashes in Morocco, 78 dead

Morocco crash: Morocco plane crash kills 78 - latimes.com
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Old 26th Jul 2011, 18:30
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Heard that on Spanish Radio a couple of hours back.

Bit sceptical about the "Bad Weather" bit. Can anyone expand ??
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Moroccan C-130 lost

BBC News - Morocco military plane crash kills 78

Not sure how the weather can be wholly blamed?
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That C-130 looks more like a CN-135 to me.
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check the reg number on the tailfin: CNA-OQ
Its this C-130H
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Old 26th Jul 2011, 23:25
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Sorry, I should have said CN--235.
Agree the reg is a C-130 and that's what you see in the BBC video.
But have a closer look at the tail, that might be a C-130 but then again might be a CN-235, it's not unknown for serials in this part of the world to travel across types.
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Condolences to all...yet again.
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Old 27th Jul 2011, 03:42
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Originally Posted by Backoffice View Post
That C-130 looks more like a CN-135 to me.
It's only because the (C-130) rudder is completely gone that it make it look like it.
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