Official: 1 survivor, 102 dead in Algerian crash

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) -- An Algerian civil defense commander says one person survived and all 102 others died in the crash of a military transport plane in eastern Algeria.

Commander Farid Nechad, who is based in Algiers, told The Associated Press that 55 bodies have been recovered so far from Tuesday's crash and everyone besides the survivor is presumed dead.

The U.S.-built C-130 Hercules transport crashed in a mountainous area some 50 kilometers (30 miles) southeast of the city of Constantine.
An officer in Algeria's intelligence service says ascribed Tuesday's crash to poor weather conditions

Witnesses say the plane clipped a mountain before crashing.

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