Military aircraft crash in Blida: 257 killed, including ten crew members

Published on : Wednesday, 11 April 2018 12:29   Read : 124 time(s)
Military aircraft crash in Blida: 257 killed, including ten crew members

 ALGIERS- The military aircraft crash, occurred Wednesday morning in Boufarik (Blida), killed 257 people, including ten crew members, said a provisional toll reported by the National Defence Ministry (MDN). 

Most of the martyrs, victims of the tragic accident are members of the People’s National Army (ANP) as well as members of their families, the source added.

The Ilyushin plane of the Algerian Air Force, which flied from Boufarik military airport to Tindouf and Béchar (in the South of Algeria) crashed at 7:50 a.m. near the air base of Boufarik, on uninhabited agricultural field.


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 In this regard, Lt General Gaid Salah "interrupted his inspection visit to the 2nd Military Region and immediately headed to the scene to inquire about the extent of the damage and take the necessary steps in such situations. He also ordered the creation of an inquiry committee to determine the circumstances of the accident," a statement of the National Defence Ministry said earlier.
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Military aircraft crash in Blida: 257 killed, including ten crew members