Algeria Plane Crash Updates: Death Toll In Algerian Military Plane Crash Rises To 257

The aircraft, which went down near Algeria's Boufarik airport, was carrying 100 military personnel.

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Algeria Plane Crash Updates: Death Toll In Algerian Military Plane Crash Rises To 257

Algeria Plane Crash: The aircraft crashed near a motorway in an open field.

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.

 

Here are the Updates of the Algeria plane crash near Boufarik airport:


Apr 11, 2018
17:46 (IST)
Number of survivors were being treated at an army hospital, the ministry said.



Apr 11, 2018
17:39 (IST)
Algeria Plane Crash: Algerian Military Plane Crashes Near Boufarik Airport, 257 Dead
257 people died after an Algerian military plane carrying army personnel crashed near an airbase outside the capital Algiers, reported Algerian State TV. The plane came down near Boufarif airport shortly after taking off." 
Apr 11, 2018
17:35 (IST)
Visuals of the Algerian Military Crash



Apr 11, 2018
16:40 (IST)
The plane was heading to Tindouf, an area on Algeria's border with Western Sahara, but crashed on the airport's perimeter, according to Algeria's defence ministry.
Apr 11, 2018
16:31 (IST)
Death Toll In Algerian Military Plane Crash Rises To 257

The number of people believed to have died in an Algerian military plane crash on Wednesday has risen to 257, according to state TV.
Apr 11, 2018
16:18 (IST)
Death toll from Algerian military plane crash rises to 181 according to Ennahar private TV station
Apr 11, 2018
15:59 (IST)
The aircraft is an Ilyushin II-76, which is capable of carrying around 120 passengers, according to the AFP sources, who did not want to be named. 

Apr 11, 2018
15:49 (IST)
More than 100 people were killed when an Algerian military plane crashed into a field outside the capital on Wednesday.
Apr 11, 2018
14:55 (IST)
According to local media, 14 ambulances are at the scene and the injured are being rushed to hospitals, news agency IANS reported.
Apr 11, 2018
14:45 (IST)
State radio has reported over a 100 people have died in the crash.
Apr 11, 2018
14:36 (IST)
Algerian Plane With More Than 100 On Board Crashes, Several Dead: Reports
An Algerian military plane crashed near an airport outside the capital Algiers, killing several people on Wednesday, local media and a witness said.
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