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July 26, 2011 12:38 pm

Scores Dead in Moroccan Military Plane Crash

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File Photo: C-130 transport plane

Guardian – Seventy-eight of the 81 people aboard a Moroccan C-130 military transport plane are believed to have died when it crashed into a mountain on Tuesday in bad weather.

The aeroplane was preparing to land at Guelmim military air base in southern Morocco, near the disputed Western Sahara. The remains of 42 people have been found so far, and the Moroccan information minister, Khalid Naciri, said searches for bodies were continuing.

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