Algeria: military helicopter crashes at takeoff

A helicopter of the Algerian army crashed Thursday during takeoff at Guemar airport leaving the pilot and co-pilot wounded.

Reports have not disclosed the type of the aircraft but recalled that this the third incident so far this year after the crash of a SU-24 at Tiaret in February and a drill aircraft L-39 type in March.

There has been no figures on the casualties in connection with the previous accidents.

The army last year lost 257 passengers on board an Ilyushin Il-76 aircraft in a crash.

Over 15 crashes have occurred since 2001. Most of the planes are Russia-made and have been affected by lack of maintenance, bad manipulation by pilots or poor training of the latter.

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