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Confirmed Dead After Plane Crashes At Arizona Golf Course

Algeria military plane crash 'kills 200 people' 100 soldiers feared dead as Algerian military plane crashes
Jay Anderson | 11 April, 2018, 16:58

"There are more than 100 deaths".

The plane had been transporting dozens of troops and equipment when it crashed, according to local reports. The Defense Ministry expressed condolences to the families of the victims.

Officer Kevin Watts with Scottsdale Police says they started getting 911 calls reporting the crash around 8:45 p.m. near Bell and Hayden roads.

The aircraft is an Ilyushin II-76, the military source told AFP, asking not to be named.




Emergency services converged on the area near the Boufarik military base after the crash.

The plane was reportedly heading to Bechar, in the southwest of the country near the border with Morocco. Besides troops, the plane was also carrying military equipment.

All 6 on small plane killed in crash on golf courseAP Photo AZRF101Eds: Updates with comment from NTSB investigator at the crash scene and more details. No injuries were reported on the ground. The cause of the crash is not yet known.

At least 181 passengers have been reported killed, after a military plane crashed near the Boufarik airbase outside the Algerian capital, Algiers, according to the local Ennahar television station. The National Transportation Safety Board is conducting an investigation into the incident. CNN could not independently confirm the numbers on board.

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