Military Plane Crashes in Algeria, Killing at Least 100

At least 100 passengers died when an Algerian military transport plane slammed into a field shortly after takeoff near the capital on Wednesday, Algeria’s state media said.

Emergency services rushed to the crash site, near a military base in Boufarik, about 15 miles southwest of Algiers. Video footage taken shortly after the crash showed clouds of smoke billowing from an area near the runway.

Local news reports said the plane had been carrying as many as 200 soldiers when it crashed just after 8 a.m. The Russian-built Ilyushin Il-76 transporter was bound for Bechar, in the southwest of the country.

The cause of the crash was unclear and is under investigation, the Defense Ministry said in a statement. It did not provide a death toll.

In 2014, an Algerian military transport plane carrying 78 people crashed into a mountain in the northeastern province of Oum El Bouaghi. One person survived.

Six people died when an Algerian Air Force C-130 crashed into a hillside in France in November 2012.

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