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Crash of an Ilyushin II-76TD at Boufarik AFB: 257 killed

Date & Time: Apr 11, 2018 at 0750 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
7T-WIV
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Boufarik – Béchar – Tindouf
MSN:
1043419649
YOM:
1994
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
10
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
247
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
257
Circumstances:
The II-76TD of the Algerian Air Force was engaged in a troop transport from Boufarik to Tindouf with an intermediate stop in Béchar, west Algeria, and was carrying 247 soldiers and family members and 10 crew. Shortly after takeoff from the Boufarik AFB located some 25 km southwest of Algiers, while climbing to a height of 150 meters, the aircraft went out of control and crashed in flames in an agricultural zone located near the airport. The airplane was totally destroyed by impact forces and a post crash fire. It was quickly confirmed by the Algerian Authorities that none of the 257 occupants survived the crash, among them 26 members of the front Polisario. According to first testimonies, it appears that the left wing (engine?) was on fire when control was lost.

Crash of a Lockheed C-130H-30 Hercules in Paris

Date & Time: Nov 19, 2010 at 0900 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
7T-WHA
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Boufarik - Paris-Le Bourget
MSN:
4997
YOM:
1984
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
9
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
On landing on runway 07 at Le Bourget Airport, left main gear collapsed. Aircraft veered off runway to the left and came to rest. All nine occupants were unhurt while the aircraft was considered as damaged beyond repair and withdrawn from use in LBG.
Probable cause:
Left main gear collapsed on landing.

Crash of a Lockheed C-130 Hercules in Boufarik: 15 killed

Date & Time: Jun 30, 2003 at 1100 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
7T-WHQ
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Boufarik-Boufarik
MSN:
4926
YOM:
1982
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
15
Circumstances:
After takeoff from Boufarik AFB, the crew informed ATC that one of the four engine was on fire and that he tried to make an emergency landing on a highway near Blida. Shortly later, the crew lost control of the aircraft which stalled and crashed near Beni Mered. Eight houses were destroyed and 11 people were killed. 6 others were seriously injured. All 4 occupants were also killed.

Crash of a Nord 2501 Noratlas in Col des Deux Bassins: 11 killed

Date & Time: Mar 20, 1962 at 2030 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
204
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Ouargla – Boufarik
MSN:
204
YOM:
0
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
8
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
11
Aircraft flight hours:
358
Circumstances:
While approaching Boufarik AFB by night and poor weather conditions, the airplane struck the slope of a mountain located near Col des Deux Bassins, about 38 km southeast of Boufarik Airfield. The aircraft was destroyed and all 11 occupants were killed. Brand new, it was delivered in November 1961.