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Algerian cargo plane crashes in France

(AP) Algerian cargo plane crashes in France
An Algerian military cargo plane has crashed in southern France with six people aboard, according to local police.

The plane went down around 4 p.m. Friday in Trelans, a town 375 miles (605 kilometers) south of Paris, according to local officials.

The fate of the plane’s passengers was not immediately known as firefighters fought a blaze at the scene of the crash, the Sipa news agency reported, citing local police.

A parachute was seen in the sky at the time of the crash, according to a witness.

The plane had taken off from Paris and was returning to Algeria.

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