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2012 Algerian Air Force C-295 crash

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2012 Algerian Air Force C-295 crash
Accident
Date9 November 2012
SiteNear Trélans, Lozère, France
Aircraft
Aircraft typeEADS CASA C-295
OperatorAlgerian Air Force
Registration7T-WGF
Flight originParis, France
DestinationBlida, Algeria
Passengers1
Crew5
Fatalities6

On 9 November 2012, an EADS CASA C-295 of the Algerian Air Force crashed in the Lozère department of southern France, near the town of Trélans.[1]

The C-295, a military transport aircraft built by Airbus Defence and Space, that operated the flight was registered 7T-WGF and had been delivered to the Algerian Air Force in 2006.[2] It was en route from the Paris–Le Bourget Airport to Blida Airport in Algeria with a cargo for the Bank of Algeria when it crashed and caught fire at about 15:45 local time.[1][3][4] There were six people on board, five members of the Algerian military and one civilian from the Bank of Algeria.[1] Four crewmembers were confirmed dead by first responders, and the two remaining were later presumed to have died.[5][2] The aircraft was written off as a hull loss as a result of the crash.[4]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Algerian cargo plane carrying 6 crashes in France". Times of Israel. 10 November 2012. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Investigation launched after Algerian C295 crashes in France". Flightglobal. 12 November 2012. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  3. "Algerian C295 crashes in France - All six on board feared dead". African Aerospace. 10 November 2012. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "ASN Aircraft accident CASA C-295M 7T-WGF Saint-Germain-du-Teil, Lozère". Aviation Safety Network. 9 November 2012. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  5. "Algerian military plane crashes in France, four dead". Reuters. 9 November 2012. Retrieved 21 November 2018.


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