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Crash of a Lockheed C-130H Hercules in Biskra: 1 killed

Date & Time: Jun 3, 2018
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
7T-WHT
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Biskra - Biskra
MSN:
4911
YOM:
1981
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
9
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
Following an uneventful paratroopers mission in the region of Biskra, the crew was returning to Biskra-Mohamed Khider Airport when, on final approach, the airplane crashed few km short of runway and came to rest, broken in two. All nine crew members were injured and the aircraft was destroyed. A day later, one of the survivor died from his injuries.

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 an Antonov AN-12BK in Tamanrasset: 7 killed

Date & Time: Aug 30, 2014 at 0244 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
UR-DWF
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Glasgow – Ghardaïa – Tamanrasset – Malabo
MSN:
8345802
YOM:
14
Flight number:
UKL4061
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
7
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
7
Circumstances:
The four engine aircraft was performing a cargo flight from Glasgow-Prestwick to Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, with a crew of 7 and a load of oil equipment. Three minutes after takeoff from Tamanrasset-Aguenar-Hadj Bey Akhamok Airport, radio contact was lost with the aircraft that crashed in a mountainous terrain located some 15 km south of the airport. The crash site was spotted in early morning and the aircraft was totally destroyed by impact forces and post crash fire. All 7 crewmen (six Ukrainians and one Russian) were killed.

Crash of a Lockheed C-130H-30 Hercules in Aïn Kercha: 76 killed

Date & Time: Feb 11, 2014 at 1138 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
7T-WHM
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Schedule:
Tamanrasset – Constantine
MSN:
4919
YOM:
0
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
73
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
76
Circumstances:
Aircraft was on its way from Tamanrasset to Constantine with soldiers family members on board. When crew started the descent to Constantine-Mohamed Boudiaf Airport's runway 34, weather conditions were marginal with wind gusting to 28 knots and poor visibility in light snow falls. Aircraft was too low on approach and hit the slope of mount Djebel Ta Fertas located near Aïn Kercha, some 30 km south of Constantine Airport. A passenger was rescued and evacuated on local hospital while all 76 other occupants were killed.

Crash of a De Havilland DHC-6 Twin Otter in Menzel Lejmat

Date & Time: Nov 19, 2004 at 1200 LT
Operator:
Registration:
HB-LOK
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
658
YOM:
1980
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
While taking off from a gravel runway, crew lost directional control. The aircraft veered off runway and the right propeller destroyed a part from the fuselage and cockpit. Both occupants escaped uninjured.

Crash of a Beechcraft 1900D in Ghardaïa: 1 killed

Date & Time: Jan 28, 2004 at 2055 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
7T-VIN
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Hassi R'Mel-Ghardaïa
MSN:
UE-365
YOM:
1999
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
While on approach by night, the crew lost contact with ground while approaching too low. In unsafe altitude, the aircraft struck a hill located 10 km short of runway. The copilot was killed while all other occupants were injured.

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 Boeing 737-200 in Tamanrasset: 102 killed

Date & Time: Mar 6, 2003 at 1413 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
7T-VEZ
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Tamanrasset - Ghardaia - Algiers
MSN:
22700
YOM:
1983
Flight number:
AH6289
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
97
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
102
Captain / Total flying hours:
10760
Captain / Total hours on type:
1087.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
5219
Copilot / Total hours on type:
1292
Aircraft flight hours:
41472
Aircraft flight cycles:
27184
Circumstances:
Just after lift off, the aircraft stalled and crashed into flames just past the runway end. Only one survivor was evacuated by rescue teams. The Algerian authorities said that an explosion occurred in the right engine during takeoff.

Crash of a Boeing 727-200 in Constantine

Date & Time: Jan 31, 1999 at 1200 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
7T-VEH
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Paris-Constantine
MSN:
20955
YOM:
1974
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
7
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
92
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0