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Blida

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-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 Douglas C-47A-85-DL in Blida

Date & Time: Apr 5, 1961
Operator:
Registration:
315545/F-SDZB
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
20011
YOM:
1944
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Crash landed at Blida Airbase for unknown reason. All six crew members were injured, one of them seriously.

Crash of a Max Holste M.H.1521M Broussard near Meftah

Date & Time: Oct 13, 1958
Operator:
Registration:
017/F-SFZI
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Site:
MSN:
20C
YOM:
1958
Location:
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Region:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Crashed in unknown circumstances in the Djebel Zerouela, southeast of Meftah. The occupant's fate remains unknown.

Crash of a Nord 2501 Noratlas in Blida

Date & Time: Jun 18, 1958
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
73
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Blida - Blida
MSN:
073
YOM:
1955
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
While completing a training mission in the vicinity of the Blida Airport, the airplane collided with a flock of storks. Unable to maintain a safe altitude, the crew decided to attempt an emergency landing. The aircraft crash landed in a field near the airport and came to rest. There were no casualties.
Probable cause:
In-flight collision with a flock of storks.

Crash of a Nord 2501 Noratlas near Blida: 6 killed

Date & Time: Jun 19, 1957
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
68
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
MSN:
68
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
6
Circumstances:
On approach to Blida Airport, the crew encountered foggy conditions when the aircraft struck the slope of a mountain located near Bouinan, about 15 km east of the airfield. All six crew members were killed.

Crash of a Nord 2501 Noratlas in Blida: 3 killed

Date & Time: Jan 25, 1956
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
70
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
MSN:
70
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
Collided in unknown circumstances with another French Air Force Nord 2501 Noratlas registered 48 and also carrying a crew of three. Both aircraft crashed near Blida and were destroyed, killing all six crew members.

Crash of a Nord 2501 Noratlas in Blida: 3 killed

Date & Time: Jan 25, 1956
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
48
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
MSN:
48
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
Collided in unknown circumstances with another French Air Force Nord 2501 Noratlas registered 70 and also carrying a crew of three. Both aircraft crashed near Blida and were destroyed, killing all six crew members.

Crash of an AAC.1 Toucan in Mouzaia: 8 killed

Date & Time: Sep 16, 1954
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
8
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
8
Circumstances:
Few minutes after its takeoff from Boufarik Airbase, while climbing, the three engine aircraft crashed in Mouzaia, about 18 km southwest of its departure point. All eight crew members were killed.

Crash of an AAC.1 Toucan in Rovigo: 3 killed

Date & Time: May 12, 1951
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
F-BDYE
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
MSN:
404
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
While descending to Algiers from the south, the three engine aircraft crashed in unknown circumstances in a mountainous area located near Rovigo (now Bougara). All three crew members were killed.