Ceskoslovenske Aerolinie

Ceskoslovenske Aerolinie Wednesday July 12, 1961
On reaching Rabat, the plane was diverted to Casablanca because of poor ground visibility. Conditions at Casablanca were a little better but the plane overshot the runway on its first approach. With worsening conditions the pilot asked to land at the U.S. Air Force base at Nouasseur. While the tower was seeking permission, the pilot saw a window of opportunity and tried again to land at Casablanca. The aircraft crashed into a hillside and burned eight miles short of the runway.

Crash Details

DateWednesday July 12, 1961
LocationCasablanca, Morocco
Passengers64
Crew8
Fatalities72
Survivors0
Aircraft TypeIlyushin IL-18B
OperatorCeskoslovenske Aerolinie
RegistrationOK-PAF
Flight OriginZurich
Flight Destination Rabat
Casablanca, Morocco
Ceskoslovenske Aerolinie
Ilyushin IL-18B
1961