The death toll in the crash of a military aircraft in Algeria increased to 257
CAIRO, 11 APR — news, Margarita Kislova. The death toll in the crash of a military plane in the North of Algeria may amount to 257, according to the Algerian TV channel “al-Nahar”.
According to the channel, on Board the crashed aircraft Il-76 were 247 military and ten crew members. According to preliminary information, they all died.
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Aircraft of the armed forces of Algeria crashed on Wednesday morning near the airport of boufarik Blida province in Northern Algeria. The crash happened just a few minutes after takeoff. The plane crashed in the area of the agricultural field and caught fire. Eyewitnesses reported that the aircraft was flying at very low altitude, it was burning right engine. The liner is particularly damaged the front part of the fuselage. On the site there are 14 fire brigades, about 30 ambulances and 300 rescuers.
While not reported, whether there are survivors. Sources at the scene of the crash report that was discovered one victim, but not one of the passengers. Perhaps this man was on earth at the time of the crash. It is reported that the victim is in critical condition.
The Ministry of defence of Algeria has established a Commission to investigate the circumstances of the crash of a military aircraft.