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Algerian AF Transport Just Crashed In France  
User currently offlinechuchoteur From France, joined Sep 2006, 763 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3842 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.

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User currently onlineDevilfish From Philippines, joined Jan 2006, 4813 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3844 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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User currently offlineSXI899 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2008, 269 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3843 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



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User currently onlineDevilfish From Philippines, joined Jan 2006, 4813 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 3843 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.....   



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User currently offlinegphoto From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 829 posts, RR: 25
Reply 4, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 3841 times:
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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



Erm, is this thing on?
User currently offlinechuchoteur From France, joined Sep 2006, 763 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3840 times:

update:

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


User currently offlineAesma From France, joined Nov 2009, 6617 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 3840 times:

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


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User currently offlineLuxair From Suriname, joined Jan 2001, 851 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 3838 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.



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User currently offlineAesma From France, joined Nov 2009, 6617 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 3838 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.


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User currently offlinechuchoteur From France, joined Sep 2006, 763 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 3838 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.


User currently offlineKC135Hydraulics From United States of America, joined Nov 2012, 304 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 3838 times:

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

User currently offlineAesma From France, joined Nov 2009, 6617 posts, RR: 9
Reply 11, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 3837 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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