Ryanair plane crash in Essaouira

Ryanair plane crash in Essaouira

February 10, 2024 – 8:00 pm – Morocco


The plane coming from Marseille was damaged as a result of its collision with a seagull shortly after landing in Essaouira. The animal collided with the wing of the plane, resulting in severe property damage.

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This incident highlights a major problem at Essaouira Mogador Airport: the lack of adequate equipment to keep birds away from the airport, a crucial measure for aviation safety. According to local sources, this shortage exposes the airport to an increased risk of accidents and underscores the urgent need to comply with international civil aviation standards.

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Ryanair's Boeing 737, with registration number 9H-QDV, sustained damage not only to the right wing, but also to part of the landing gear. As a result of the collision, the airline was forced to cancel its return flight to Marseille, forcing passengers to wait for an alternative aircraft for the return flight.

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