2014 Algerian Air Force C-130 crash

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On 11 February 2014, a C-130 Hercules military transport aircraft of the Algerian Air Force crashed into Djebel Fertas mountain near Aïn Kercha, Algeria, with 74 passengers and 4 crew on board.wikipedia
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On 11 February 2014, a C-130 Hercules military transport aircraft of the Algerian Air Force crashed into Djebel Fertas mountain near Aïn Kercha, Algeria, with 74 passengers and 4 crew on board.
On 11 February 2014, a C-130 Hercules transport aircraft of the Algerian Air Force crashed near Aïn Kercha, killing 77 of the 78 people on board.

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February 11, 2014: Algerian Air Force C-130 7T-WHM crashed in a mountainous area en route to Constantine, killing all but 1 of the 4 crew and 74 passengers on board.

National day of mourning

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Algerian president Abdelaziz Bouteflika announced three days of state mourning starting 12 February, while also praising the dead soldiers as "martyrs".
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Following the accident, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, the President of Algeria, declared three days of national mourning, echoing his reaction to the 2014 military air crash.

Algerian Air Force

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On 11 February 2014, a C-130 Hercules military transport aircraft of the Algerian Air Force crashed into Djebel Fertas mountain near Aïn Kercha, Algeria, with 74 passengers and 4 crew on board.

Algerian People's National Armed Forces

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Algerian defence ministry said the crash was likely caused by bad weather, including a storm and cascading snow, which Algerian aviation experts said most likely had led to poor visibility.

AccuWeather

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According to AccuWeather, at the time of the crash "an area of low pressure moving through the region was producing widespread showers mixed with snow in the higher terrain of the area"; meteorologist Eric Leister added that, "along with the rain and snow, wind gusts more than 30 mph were reported in several locations in the region".

Low-pressure area

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According to AccuWeather, at the time of the crash "an area of low pressure moving through the region was producing widespread showers mixed with snow in the higher terrain of the area"; meteorologist Eric Leister added that, "along with the rain and snow, wind gusts more than 30 mph were reported in several locations in the region".

Constantine, Algeria

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Contact with the aircraft was reportedly lost between Constantine and Oum El Bouaghi just before noon and air traffic controllers dispatched helicopters to search for it. The sole survivor, a soldier, was taken to a military hospital in Constantine due to injuries from head trauma.

Oum El Bouaghi

Contact with the aircraft was reportedly lost between Constantine and Oum El Bouaghi just before noon and air traffic controllers dispatched helicopters to search for it. The sole survivor, a soldier, was taken to a military hospital in Constantine due to injuries from head trauma.

Air traffic controller

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Contact with the aircraft was reportedly lost between Constantine and Oum El Bouaghi just before noon and air traffic controllers dispatched helicopters to search for it. The sole survivor, a soldier, was taken to a military hospital in Constantine due to injuries from head trauma.

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, Algeria had 16 of the type according to FlightGlobal.

Flight recorder

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Recovery teams located one of the two flight recorders, according to El Watan.

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Recovery teams located one of the two flight recorders, according to El Watan.

Abdelaziz Bouteflika

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Algerian president Abdelaziz Bouteflika announced three days of state mourning starting 12 February, while also praising the dead soldiers as "martyrs".

Ahmed Gaid Salah

The defence ministry said it had established an investigative commission and that army chief of staff and deputy defence minister Ahmed Gaid Salah would visit the crash site.

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Lockheed C-130 Hercules

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On 11 February 2014, a C-130 Hercules military transport aircraft of the Algerian Air Force crashed into Djebel Fertas mountain near Aïn Kercha, Algeria, with 74 passengers and 4 crew on board.

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An Algerian Air Force Lockheed C-130 Hercules transport aircraft carrying Algerian military personnel and their families crashes in bad weather into Djebel Fertas mountain near Aïn Kercha, Oum El Bouaghi Province, Algeria, killing 77 of the 78 people on board.