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Over 100 Dead in IL-76 Crash in Algeria

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Zak (netAirspace FAA) 11 Apr 18, 10:37Post
An Il-76 crashed in Algeria, over 100 feared dead.

Developing story, not too many details out yet:
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/ ... h-boufarik
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JLAmber (netAirspace ATC & Founding Member) 11 Apr 18, 11:13Post
At least 257 dead according to local television reports (though that might not be completely reliable). That seems like a huge number of people to fit in an Il-76.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/04/ ... 14559.html
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Allstarflyer (Database Editor & Founding Member) 11 Apr 18, 11:39Post
The number just jumped and jumped. ABC reported the same as what Mark shared, then bumped the number to over 180, and Reuters last had a number closer to what JL posted (at over 250), but the number looks currently to be where JL mentioned.
JLAmber (netAirspace ATC & Founding Member) 11 Apr 18, 11:50Post
Just to put it into perspective, if the 257 figure is correct this is the 10th largest loss of life in a single aviation incident in history.
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Zak (netAirspace FAA) 11 Apr 18, 14:34Post
JLAmber wrote:At least 257 dead according to local television reports (though that might not be completely reliable). That seems like a huge number of people to fit in an Il-76.

In the 2003 Il-76 crash in Iran, there were 275 people on board:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2003_Iran ... l-76_crash
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Queso (netAirspace ATC Tower Chief & Founding Member) 12 Apr 18, 19:26Post
Wow. 250+ people and a lav like this:

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Lucas (netAirspace ATC & Founding Member) 12 Apr 18, 19:48Post
It's more intact than I would have expected (see video).

Also, it hit a farmer in his field and he survived. LOL. Insane!

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/04/algeria-military-plane-crashes-boufarik-airport-reports-180411081014559.html

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