Deadly 2014 crash of an Algerian Air Force aircraft in Aïn Kercha, AlgeriaOn 11 February 2014, a C-130 Hercules military transport aircraft of the Algerian Air Force, carrying 74 passengers and 4 crew members, crashed into Djebel Fertas mountain near Aïn Kercha, Algeria. Preliminary reports suggest that bad weather conditions might have caused the crash. Weather conditions [ edit ]Algerian defence ministry said the crash was likely caused by bad weather, including a storm and cascading snow, which Algerian aviation experts said most likely had led to poor visibility. Aircraft [ edit ]The aircraft was a US-manufactured C-130 Hercules with the registration number 7T-WHM. Reaction [ edit ]Algerian president Abdelaziz Bouteflika announced three days of state mourning starting 12 February, while also praising the dead soldiers as \"martyrs\".
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