About 100 soldiers on Algerian plane that crashed: military source

Algiers (Algeria) (AFP) – Around 100 Algerian military personnel were on board an army plane that crashed on Wednesday near an airbase outside the capital, a military source told AFP.

The aircraft is an Ilyushin II-76, which is capable of carrying around 120 passengers, according to the source, who did not want to be named. 

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