A Russian-built Antonov An-12 Ukrainian cargo plane crashed near Algeria’s Tamanrasset airport, at 2:40 a.m. local time, just 3 minutes after takeoff on the morning of August 30.
The plane, carrying 7 people, was transporting oil equipment from Glasgow, Scotland, to Equatorial Guinea and had a layover at Tamanrasset.
Algerian transportation ministry confirmed that no one aboard the plane survived the crashed. The identities of the victims have not yet been released.
Rescuers responded at the crash site in the mountainous southeastern Algeria, about 15 kilometers south of the airport, immediately after the crash.
The cause of the crash is under investigation.