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Accident description
Last updated: 19 October 2017
Date:Monday 30 June 2003
Time:ca 10:45
Type:Silhouette image of generic C130 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed C-130H Hercules
Operator:Al Quwwat al-Jawwiya al-Jaza'eriya
Registration: 7T-WHQ
C/n / msn: 4926
First flight: 1982
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Ground casualties:Fatalities: 10
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Blida (   Algeria)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Departure airport:Boufarik Airport (DAAK), Algeria
Destination airport:Boufarik Airport (DAAK), Algeria
Shortly after takeoff from Boufarik Air Force Base, an engine caught fire. The Hercules crashed into the Beni Mered district on the outskirts of Blida, destroying at least four houses.



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