Aviation Experts Call For Answers On Devastating Morocco Plane Crash

More Than 70 Killed In Incident

29.07.2011

A full investigation into a plane crash in Morocco which claimed the lives of 78 people will be a vital step towards gaining answers on the devastating incident, according to an aviation law specialist at Irwin Mitchell.

Reports have revealed that the C-130 Hercules aircraft collided with a mountain in the southern Morocco while on a journey from Dakhla in the Western Sahara to Kenitra in the northern part of the country.

It is believed that 81 people, including nine members of crew and 12 civilians, were on board the flight. In addition to those killed, it is thought three people were also seriously injured in the crash.

The military has suggested that poor weather conditions at the time of the crash may have played a part in the crash.

Irwin Mitchell has represented a number of people injured in plane crashes in the UK and abroad, as well as the families of those killed in such incidents. The law firm also acts in military aviation cases, including representing the families of servicemen killed in the Nimrod crash in Afghanistan in 2006.

Jim Morris, a former RAF pilot and Partner at Irwin Mitchell’s London office, said: “It is deeply concerning to hear of the plane crash in Morocco and it is clear that answers are needed over how the incident came to occur.

“For the sake of everyone killed, as well as their families, it is vital that authorities work quickly to determine what happened during the flight.

“One issue which clearly needs to be considered is if the weather did play any part in the incident or if any mechanical failure may have been at fault. This is particularly important as any technical issues may have implications for other C-130 Hercules aircraft.

“Hopefully lessons can be learnt in relation to this which will ensure that no one else suffers in the same manner in the future.”