Algerian military plane crash kills more than 250 people


Posted on: April 11th, 2018 by ABC News No Comments

iStock/Thinkstock(ALGIERS, Algeria) — At least 257 people died Wednesday in a military plane crash in northern Algeria, according to state media.

The Algerian military plane crashed soon after takeoff in a farm field near the Boufarik military base about 20 miles southwest of the capital Algiers, near the Mediterranean Sea, Mohammed Achour, chief spokesman for the civil protection agency, said to reporters.

The Soviet-designed II-76 military plane came down on an area with no residents, Achour added.

The cause of the crash was unknown. The Algerian Defense Ministry has opened an investigation.

The plane was scheduled to make a layover in Tindouf in southern Algeria on the way to a military base in Bechar in southwest Algeria, according to official reports.

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Algerian military plane crash kills more than 250 people


Posted on: April 11th, 2018 by ABC News No Comments

iStock/Thinkstock(ALGIERS, Algeria) — At least 257 people died Wednesday in a military plane crash in northern Algeria, according to state media.

The Algerian military plane crashed soon after takeoff in a farm field near the Boufarik military base about 20 miles southwest of the capital Algiers, near the Mediterranean Sea, Mohammed Achour, chief spokesman for the civil protection agency, said to reporters.

The Soviet-designed II-76 military plane came down on an area with no residents, Achour added.

The cause of the crash was unknown. The Algerian Defense Ministry has opened an investigation.

The plane was scheduled to make a layover in Tindouf in southern Algeria on the way to a military base in Bechar in southwest Algeria, according to official reports.

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