Tuesday, 11 February 2014

NDEGE YA KIJESHI YAUWA WATU 103 HUKO ALGERIA


A military transport plane has crashed in eastern Algeria, killing 103 people, an Algerian security source said.
The plane, a C-130 Hercules aircraft, was reportedly flying "in poor weather conditions" and crashed in Oum El Bouaghi, around 500km east of the capital Algiers, Algerian radio said.
The transport plane took off from Algeria's southern Tamanrasset province and was bound for the eastern city of Constantine, Reuters said. 
The plane was carrying 99 passengers including soldiers and members of their families, as well as four crew members, the source told AFP news agency.
"There were no survivors," the source added.
Witnesses in the area told the Associated Press news agency that the plane clipped a mountain and then crashed.
Tuesday's plane crash would be the worst in Algeria since 2003 when an Air Algerie jet crashed shortly after takeoff from Tamanrasset, killing 102 people.

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