78 Killed in Moroccan Military Plane Crash

Posted July 26th, 2011 at 9:25 am (UTC-5)
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A Moroccan military transport plane has crashed in a southern region, killing at least 78 people.

The country's state-run MAP news agency says the Royal Armed Forces C-130 aircraft hit a mountain Tuesday as the pilot was preparing to land at an airport near the town of Guelmim.

The report says bad weather was a cause of the crash.

The news agency says three people survived with serious injuries.

It says the Moroccan plane carried 60 soldiers, 12 civilians and 9 crew members.