78 people killed in Moroccan military aircraft crash

Army blames “thick fog” for accident

Seventy-eight people have been killed and 3 severely wounded, in a Moroccan military aircraft crash Tuesday, the BBC reports. The plane took off from Dakhla in the Western Sahara, and was on its way to Kinitra in Northern Morocco, when a local resident says a thick fog caused it to crash into a mountain. The plane was attempting to make a scheduled stop at a military base when it went down. Forty-two bodies have been found so far, while a search party persists for the others.

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