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Algerian AF Transport Just Crashed In France

Fri Nov 09, 2012 5:15 pm

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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RE: Algerian AF Transport Just Crashed In France

Fri Nov 09, 2012 6:17 pm

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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RE: Algerian AF Transport Just Crashed In France

Fri Nov 09, 2012 6:46 pm

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.

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RE: Algerian AF Transport Just Crashed In France

Fri Nov 09, 2012 9:59 pm

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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RE: Algerian AF Transport Just Crashed In France

Sat Nov 10, 2012 10:49 am

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

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RE: Algerian AF Transport Just Crashed In France

Sat Nov 10, 2012 3:29 pm

update:

4 dead, 2 missing.
Was transporting a cargo of banknote paper for the algerian national bank.
Confirmed as a C295...
 
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RE: Algerian AF Transport Just Crashed In France

Sat Nov 10, 2012 11:45 pm

Saw this on the news and a witness saw the "classic" ball of fire going down.
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RE: Algerian AF Transport Just Crashed In France

Sun Nov 11, 2012 7:27 pm

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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RE: Algerian AF Transport Just Crashed In France

Sun Nov 11, 2012 9:44 pm

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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RE: Algerian AF Transport Just Crashed In France

Sun Nov 11, 2012 10:49 pm

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.
 
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RE: Algerian AF Transport Just Crashed In France

Mon Nov 12, 2012 12:08 am

Very sad to hear. Unfortunately, third world aviation strikes again.  
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RE: Algerian AF Transport Just Crashed In France

Mon Nov 12, 2012 10:18 am

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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