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103 killed in Algerian military plane crash

Published:Tuesday | February 11, 2014 | 9:36 AM

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP):

An officer in Algeria's intelligence service says 103 people died when a military plane crashed in the east of the country today.

The intelligence officer said the crash killed everybody on board, including the four crew members.

He spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorised to speak to the media.

Spokesman for the eastern military region, told the state news agency that the crash was caused by bad weather.

He said strong winds have buffeted the region the past few days.

The state news agency described the plane as a US-made C-130 transport flying from the far southern city of Tamanrasset to Constantine, Algeria's main eastern city 350 kilometers (220 miles) east of Algiers.

The plane crashed into Djebel Fertas mountain shortly before it was to land in Constantine, the report said.


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