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Last updated: 22 October 2019
Status:Preliminary
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
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Blida (   Algeria)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Boufarik Air Base (DAAK), Algeria
Destination airport:Boufarik Air Base (DAAK), Algeria
Narrative:
Shortly after takeoff from Boufarik Air 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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