A military cargo plane has crashed in north eastern Algeria and over 100 are feared dead, according to Russian media. The Associated Press however marks the dead at all 99 onboard. The plane, a Hercules C-130, was en route to the eastern city of Constantine, according to Al Jazeera America.
The area the plane crashed in a mountainous area approximately 240 miles east of Algiers. There were witnesses to the crash. RT, the Russian media, lists bad weather as a possible cause. The AP cites witnesses in stating the plane clipped a mountaintop before crashing.
The plane was carrying military personnel and their families. Emergency responders have been dispatched to the site.
Little more is known at this point.
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