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  • 30 August 2014, 11:01

Cargo Plane Crashes In Southern Algeria

A Ukrainian cargo plane with seven people on board has crashed in the far south of Algeria, an official has said.

The Antonov-12 aircraft, which was heading to Equatorial Guinea, came down at 2.40am local time shortly after taking off from Algeria's Tamanrasset airport in the Sahara.

The plane, carrying six Ukrainians and one Russian, went down in a mountainous area about nine miles south of the facility.

And the crash could have been caused by technical problems.

The plane had reportedly made a stopover at the airport for unspecified technical reasons.

Three bodies had been found at the site, according to the official.

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