257 dead as military plane crashes in Algeria's worst air disaster

257 dead as military plane crashes in Algeria's worst air disasterAlgeria suffered its deadliest ever air catastrophe Wednesday when a military plane crashed after takeoff, killing 257 people on board, mostly army personnel and their family members. An AFP photographer at the scene saw the charred wreckage of the plane after it caught fire in a field near the Boufarik airbase, 30 kilometres (19 miles) south of Algiers. The defence ministry said in a statement that 247 passengers and 10 crew were killed without mentioning any survivors.



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