Date & Time: Jun 30, 2003 at 1100 LT
Type of aircraft:
Lockheed C-130 Hercules
Operator:
Registration:
7T-WHQ
Flight Phase:
Takeoff (climb)
Flight Type:
Training
Survivors:
No
Site:
City
Schedule:
Boufarik-Boufarik
MSN:
4926
YOM:
1982
Country:
Algeria
Region:
Africa
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
15
Circumstances:
After takeoff from Boufarik AFB, the crew informed ATC that one of the four engine was on fire and that he tried to make an emergency landing on a highway near Blida. Shortly later, the crew lost control of the aircraft which stalled and crashed near Beni Mered. Eight houses were destroyed and 11 people were killed. 6 others were seriously injured. All 4 occupants were also killed.