BREAKING: 257 People Dead in Algerian Military Plane Crash (Heartbreaking PHOTOS) + Video

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At least 257 people died today in a military plane crash in northern Algeria, according to ABCNews.

Read more about the accident on Nexter.org.

KEY facts:

  • Algeria’s defense ministry confirmed 257 people have died following a military plane crash near the capital city.

  • The Algerian military plane crashed near the Boufarik military base (Algiers). It collapsed soon after the takeoff;

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Source: Google Maps/CNN

  • It was scheduled to make a layover in Tindouf in southern Algeria;
  • The plane was the Soviet-designed II-76 military aircraft;
  • It fell on an area with no residents. The cause of the crash remains unknown;
  • Most of the dead are army members and their families. The crew was also killed;
  • 26 members of the Polisario Front were also on the plane;

See the videos of Algerian military plane crash:

Photos

Source: Anis Belghoul/AP

Algerian firefighters and soldiers near the place where the plane crashed (Boufarik, Algiers).

Source: Anis Belghoul/AP

Source: ALG24 via AP

Source: ALG24 via AP

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BREAKING: 257 People Dead in Algerian Military Plane Crash (Heartbreaking PHOTOS) + Video
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At least 257 people died today in a military plane crash in northern Algeria, according to ABCNews.
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