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November 9, 2012

Algerian Air Force Plane Crashes In France

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A Polish Air Force EADS CASA C-295, the same model as the downed Algerian Air Force plane. (Photo by Chris Lofting via wikimedia)

An Algerian military transport plane crashed in France on Friday.

The EADS CASA C-295 aircraft crashed in a sparsely populated region of the country, near the city of Avignon, Reuters reported.

It was flying from Paris to Algeria at the time of the crash. Four of the six passengers were killed, and the other two remained missing.

The C-295 is a Spanish-built, twin-engined turboprop aircraft that entered military service in 2001. More than a dozen nations operate a total of 86 copies of the plane, including six in Algeria.

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