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Military plane crashes in Algeria carrying 103 passengers

An Algerian military transport plane has crashed in mountains in the north-east of the country with 103 passengers and crew on board.

The Hercules C-130 crashed in a mountainous area of Oum al-Bouaghi province, en route to Constantine.

One survivor has been found and the search continues, emergency services official Col Farid Nechad told public radio.

The plane is said to have been carrying military personnel and family members.

  • 11 Feb 2014
  • From the section Africa