Date: September 25th, 1998 (GMT)
Operator: Paukn Air
Where: Nador; nr (Morocco)a
Report Date: -
This is not an accident investigation report.
MADRID, Spain -- A plane carrying 38 people crashed into a hillside in Morocco
today while flying from the southern Spanish port of Malaga to North Africa, a
state news agency said.
Spanish state radio quoted unnamed Moroccan officials as saying there were no
survivors. The report could not be independently confirmed.
The 86-seat plane, a British-built BAE 146, belonged to a Spanish charter
airline called Pauknair, the state news agency EFE said.
The plane was carrying 34 passengers and a crew of four from Malaga to
Melilla, a tiny Spanish enclave located on the Mediterranean coast of Morocco.
State radio said the plane was preparing to land when it crashed about 12
miles from Melilla. Visibility at Melilla airport was poor, the news agency
The wreckage was spotted by a Spanish air force plane as part of a rescue
mission that included helicopters and ships.
Spanish radio said most of the passengers were Spanish Civil Guards stationed
The plane crashed into a hill some 10kms from its destination Melilla in an aera of rugged terrain called Cap des Trois Fourches.