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Last updated: 16 January 2022
Datum:woensdag 16 augustus 1972
Type:Silhouette image of generic B722 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 727-2B6
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Royal Air Maroc - RAM
Registratie: CN-CCG
Constructienummer: 20471/848
Bouwjaar: 1970-11-24 (1 year 9 months)
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden:
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden:
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden:
Schade: Groot
Gevolgen: Repaired
Plaats:nabij Rabat (   Marokko)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Staatsvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Paris-Le Bourget Airport (LBG/LFPB), Frankrijk
Vliegveld van aankomst:Rabat-Sale Airport (RBA/GMME), Marokko
King Hassan of Morocco was returning from a state visit to France when three Northrop F-5 jets of the Royal Moroccan Air Force opened fire on the aircraft in an assassination attempt.
The fighter pilots were led to believe that the King had died in the attack, and the Boeing 727 was able to land safely at Rabat on one engine.
When learning that the King was not hurt, the F-5 jets returned and strafed the Boeing 727 and VIP terminal at Rabat Airport. The government reported three were killed in the attack on the terminal.

» King Hassan Foils Another Assassination Attempt (Desert Sun, 17 August 1972)
» Morocco: Journalists Are Shown King Hassan's Bullet-Riddled Aircraft.


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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Paris-Le Bourget Airport en Rabat-Sale Airport bedraagt 1811 km (1132 miles).

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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