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Chronological Listing of Moroccan
Losses & Ejections

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
16 August 1972
Morocco
F-5A   Kenitra AB Ran out of fuel following an attack on a Moroccan Boeing 727 during an attempted coup Maj. Kouera E. Ouael ejected and captured   Northrop
4th December 1976
Morocco
C-130H CN-AOB, c.n. 4537
"B",
  Engine failure over Sahara. Some reports suggest that it was shot down by Polisario rebels      
18 February 1978
Morocco
F-5A     shot down over Aguerguer      
10th September 1978
Morocco
F-5A   MeknŤs Air Base, L‚ayoune, Morocco Hit by ground-to-air missile fired by Polisario, 50 km in the north of Smara. Crashed on return to Ali Najab ejected. Captured. POW for 25 years Northrop
1979
Morocco
F-5E 69120   shot down by Sahrouis over West Sahara      
2 August 1979
Morocco
Mirage F.1CH     shot down by ZPU-23 anti-aircraft guns      
19th November 1979
Morocco
Mirage           Martin-Baker
27th February 1980
Morocco
Mirage       Lt. Houari   Martin-Baker
13th October 1981
Morocco
Mirage     Enemy Action     Martin-Baker
12th October 1981
Morocco
C-130H(command & control) CNA-OH
c.n 4717
"H", "17"
  Shot down over the Western SAM-6 Hit by Polisario      
14th October 1981
Morocco
Mirage     Enemy Action     Martin-Baker
post 1981
Morocco
OV-10A     shot down during the fighting with the ALPS      
This loss now seems to have been due to engine failure on during transit flight to Morocco
9th August 1982
Morocco
Mirage           Martin-Baker
27th September 1982
Morocco
Mirage     Enemy Action ejected   Martin-Baker
11th October 1982
Morocco
Mirage       Lt. Hamri   Martin-Baker
12 January 1985
Morocco
F-5E     shot down by a SAM near the Algerian border      
21st January 1985
Morocco
OV-10     shot down near the Algerian border      
27 December 1985
Morocco
Alpha Jet            
16th March 1987
Morocco
Mirage           Martin-Baker
21 August 1987
Morocco
F-5E            
by 1987 "In total . . . the FARM lost seven Mirages shot down and six others crashed due to different mishaps. Three Mirage-pilots went down with their aircraft, three were captured, one killed by the guerilla after ejecting."

Tom Cooper ACIG

25th August 1988
Morocco
Mirage       STDT Tazerny   Martin-Baker
2nd August 1991
Morocco
Mirage     Enemy Action CPT B. E. Alaoui   Martin-Baker
12th April 1995
Morocco
Mirage     engine problems     Martin-Baker
13 June 1995
Morocco
F-5E     engine problems      
?? May 2001
Morocco
Mirage F1            
This loss is now disputed
                 
                 
                 
Acknowledgements

Dave Allport  of AFM
Scramble.nl
Tom Cooper ACIG (Link to ACIG Article)
correspondence received

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