The location of the Algerian military aircraft crash.
China News Service, February 12, according to foreign media reports, a military transport aircraft carrying 78 personnel in Algeria crashed on the 11th in the northeastern part of the mountainous region of Algeria. 77 people were killed on the plane. There is 1 life still. This is the most serious air crash in the country in more than a decade.
Algeria official sources said that the C-130 military transport plane crashed near the village of Ouled Gacem in the eastern part of the country, with 74 soldiers and their families on board and four crew members.
Earlier, the Algerian media and military sources said that there were 103 people on the plane. The official has not explained the reasons for the difference in the number of people before and after.
According to reports, the Algerian rescue department had found 76 bodies, including 4 women, from the crash site that night.
According to public broadcasting in the country, the only survivor has been sent to a military hospital in Constantine. It is reported that Constantine was originally the destination of this flight. The survivor was traumatized by the head.
Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika announced that starting on the 12th, Algeria will hold a three-day national mourning day.
The Algerian Ministry of Defence said that the cause of the crash may be due to bad weather. The Ministry of National Defense said that a special committee has been set up to investigate the cause of the accident.
It is reported that the wrecked C-130“Hercules” military transport aircraft took off from Taman Lasset Airport, 2000 km south of the capital Algiers, to the third largest city in Algeria Tantin. At around 12 noon local time, the plane crashed in the mountains of Umbuwaji province, 50 km from Constantine.
In March 2003, a Boeing 737 passenger plane crashed on Algerian Airlines, killing 102 people.
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