11 February 2014

Algeria: One Survivor in Algeria Military Plane Crash

A military aircraft crashed in Algeria's mountainous northeast Tuesday, with a sole survivor found from one of the country's deadliest air disasters, ... ( Resource: Lone Survivor Found, Scores Killed in Algeria Plane Crash )

One survivor has been found after a military aircraft carrying 103 people crashed in eastern Algeria, officials announced on Tuesday.

Earlier sources told local media that all 103 had died but Colonel Farid Nechad of Algerian civil protection later said that one survivor had been found and that rescue workers were continuing the search for others.

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.

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