Narrative: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.
|Date:||30 JUN 2003|
|Type:||Lockheed C-130H Hercules|
|Operator:||Al Quwwat al-Jawwiya al-Jaza'eriya|
|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)|
|Phase:|| Unknown (UNK)|
|Departure airport:||Boufarik Airport (DAAK), Algeria|
|Destination airport:||Boufarik Airport (DAAK), Algeria|
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Distance from Boufarik Airport to Boufarik Airport as the crow flies is 0 km (0 miles).
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.