Algeria Plane Crash Updates: More Than 100 Soldiers Killed On Algerian Plane Crash

 
Algeria Plane Crash Updates: More Than 100 Soldiers Killed On Algerian Plane Crash

An Algerian military plane crashed near Boufarik airport near the capital Algiers, killing several people, local media and a witness said.  More than 100 people were killed when an Algerian military plane crashed into a field outside the capital on Wednesday, local media reported. Rescue workers said 105 people died in the crash, local TV channels including Ennahar and Dzaïr reported.

The aircraft is an Ilyushin II-76, which is capable of carrying around 120 passengers, according to the AFP sources. Black smoke could be seen near a motorway and security officials have rushed to the crash site. The ministry issued a statement expressing condolences to families of the victims, but gave no toll.