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Topic: Algerian AF Transport Just Crashed In France
Username: chuchoteur
Posted 2012-11-09 09:15:09 and read 3860 times.

http://www.infosdefense.com/crash-dun-avion-algerien-en-lozere/

In french only.

An algerian air force military transport aircraft that had departed Paris crashed in the Lozere region of France this afternoon at 16h00 local time.

60 firefighters on the scene, no news on the crew or the aircraft type involved.
The Algerian AF has Casa C-295, C90B/GTx and C130H aircraft.

Topic: RE: Algerian AF Transport Just Crashed In France
Username: Devilfish
Posted 2012-11-09 10:17:17 and read 3862 times.

Washington Post release.....

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/...-11e2-aaa5-ac786110c486_story.html

Hoping and praying for survivors...      

Quoting chuchoteur (Thread starter):
The Algerian AF has Casa C-295, C90B/GTx and C130H aircraft.

Could it be one of these???.....

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Topic: RE: Algerian AF Transport Just Crashed In France
Username: SXI899
Posted 2012-11-09 10:46:54 and read 3861 times.

Chances are that its C295 7T-WGF, which departed Le Bourget around 1400 enroute to Boufarik.
Last position I have for that flight is just north of the town mentioned in the Washington Post article.

Yorden

Topic: RE: Algerian AF Transport Just Crashed In France
Username: Devilfish
Posted 2012-11-09 13:59:51 and read 3861 times.

Quoting SXI899 (Reply 2):
Chances are that its C295 7T-WGF, which departed Le Bourget around 1400 enroute to Boufarik. Last position I have for that flight is just north of the town mentioned in the Washington Post article.

This then.....

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Relatively young plane.....   

Topic: RE: Algerian AF Transport Just Crashed In France
Username: gphoto
Posted 2012-11-10 02:49:56 and read 3859 times.

Photographs on news reports show the aircraft is very severely damaged and broken up, not a good situation. Six reported as on board.

Best regards,

Jim

Topic: RE: Algerian AF Transport Just Crashed In France
Username: chuchoteur
Posted 2012-11-10 07:29:15 and read 3858 times.

update:

4 dead, 2 missing.
Was transporting a cargo of banknote paper for the algerian national bank.
Confirmed as a C295...

Topic: RE: Algerian AF Transport Just Crashed In France
Username: Aesma
Posted 2012-11-10 15:45:23 and read 3858 times.

Saw this on the news and a witness saw the "classic" ball of fire going down.

Topic: RE: Algerian AF Transport Just Crashed In France
Username: Luxair
Posted 2012-11-11 11:27:50 and read 3856 times.

Strange strange that this accident isn't covered more by international news agencies, isn't it?
I've read it today in a local newspaper where they wrote that some eyewitness saw the plane breaking up midair, again this seems a strange accident where probably we will never get to know what really happened. RIP to the people who perrished on board of this aircraft.

Topic: RE: Algerian AF Transport Just Crashed In France
Username: Aesma
Posted 2012-11-11 13:44:50 and read 3856 times.

If it's just an accident (never believe break up in mid air and fireball stories) I'm sure we'll know, now if it's something sensible like a pilot committing suicide or similar, yeah a cover up is likely. Franco-Algerian relations are very complicated.

Topic: RE: Algerian AF Transport Just Crashed In France
Username: chuchoteur
Posted 2012-11-11 14:49:52 and read 3856 times.

all on board confirmed dead.

mid-air break-up confirmed as plausible, witnesses saw a parachute come down, it was identified as the survival kit (liferaft) that was ejected during the suspected break-up.

Black boxes have been retrieved.

Topic: RE: Algerian AF Transport Just Crashed In France
Username: KC135Hydraulics
Posted 2012-11-11 16:08:17 and read 3856 times.

Very sad to hear. Unfortunately, third world aviation strikes again.  

Topic: RE: Algerian AF Transport Just Crashed In France
Username: Aesma
Posted 2012-11-12 02:18:02 and read 3855 times.

I guess this time an in-flight break-up is a possibility, as the debris are spread across a large zone in hilly terrain (meaning, in several "valleys" ). Although a big part of the fuselage is seen at the "main" crash site.


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