Hercules crashes in Algeria. Only one survivor.

Algérie : un avion militaire s’écrase, un survivant

le Mardi 11 Février 2014

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L’avion, de type Hercules C130, s’est écrasé mardi à Oum El Bouaghi, à 500 kilomètres à l’est d’Alger.On pensait que toutes les personnes à bord étaient décédées, soit 103 personnes – 99 passagers et quatre membres d’équipage. Les secours sur place ont retrouvé un survivant. L’origine de l’accident est dû aux mauvaises conditions météo, selon la radio algérienne.”aux mauvaises conditions météorologiques” – violentes rafales de vent et chutes de neige, selon des témoins.
Quoi qu’il en soit, il s’agit du plus grave accident aérien en Algérie.

An aircraft type Hercules C130, crashed on Tuesday at Oum El Bouaghi, 500kms east of Algiers. All on board were thought to be killed, 103 people – 99 passengers and four crew members. Emergency people in place found one survivor. The cause of the accident was due to bad weather conditions, according to radio Algeria: ” violent gusts of wind and falls of snow,” say witnesses. It is the worst aircrash in Algeria.

About bill

Worked in the technical / engineering area as a Science Laboratory Technician and as an Aeronautics Engineer. The artistic side involves writing under the nom de plume of Billy Olsenn, his recently written play 'A Case of Wine' was staged by the players group Straight Make-Up at the 2012 Birr one act drama festival. It's next staging was in the one act circuit is in Cavan, at Maudebawn on Sat 10 Nov 2012. Then it was performed in the Bray, Co.Wicklow at the very popular one act festival in January 2013. Next play is FEAR. A dark tale about revenge on the cruel death of two pensioners by young thugs. Neighbours hatch a devious and dangerous plan to exact old-style revenge. Bill is a member of the Drama League of Ireland and his plays have been critically vetted and certified as original pieces of work by the DLI. Another literary project is that of commemoration of an aircraft crash on Djouce mountain in Wicklow in 1946. Bill wrote articles for the 50th, 60th and most recently the 70th anniversary, (12 Aug 2016) all were published in the Wicklow Times and ensured the survivors of the crash, all French Girl Guides, were not forgotten. Articles reproduced on this website. But mostly this site gives a more general European and specific French slant on popular and not so popular articles of French news, translated to English by the author. Each article is translated on a paragraph by paragraph basis so easy to read in either language and even possible to improve either language by comparison of the short English and French paragraphs. Amusez vous bien. The author is currently writing an easy to read technical aviation book centered around the Fokker 50. Another interest is that dealt with in another of Bill's websites www.realnamara.net, a Statue of the mother of God, Mary. It was erected in 1972 in Dublin, at the end of the Bull Wall near Clontarf, and my grandfather William Nelson, was the main instigator of that project. I give talks on the history of the statue and my grandfather's adventurous and dangerous life at sea. Technical assistance with each website is by J O'N.
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