Algeria: 103 Dead in Plane Crash in Algeria

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Plane in the air (file photo)

A military aircraft has crashed in eastern Algeria, killing all 103 people on board, a security source told private TV broadcaster Ennahar on Tuesday.

"There were no survivors," the source added.

The C-130 Hercules aircraft was flying in poor weather conditions to the city of Constantine , when it crashed in Oum El Bouaghi, 500 kilometres east of Algiers, an Algerian radio station said.

The plane was carrying 99 passengers - soldiers and their families - and four crew members.

The Algerian authorities had made no comment when the story broke on Tuesday afternoon.

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