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Smoke was seen emanating from the landing gear of the Royal Air Maroc Boeing 767-300, registration CN-RNS performing flight AT-201 from New York to Casablanca, which was then able to land, this Thursday morning, at the international airport of Casablanca, MAP reported.
The airline company later reported that the smoke was caused by excess lubing material since the aircraft had recently been inspected. the airline also stated that "at no time this occurrence has established a threat to the safety of the equipment and plane.", a great relief for the 232 passengers who were able to disembark in a normal manner.
Recently, there have bee a spat of airlines crashes from third world countries, the Libyan crash and the crash in India. Royal Air Maroc is currently going through a troublesome period due to several sources, the economic recession, the chronic bad labor relations and a reputation of poor customer relations. But compared to many other airlines, particularly in Africa, It has had a good record in safety.