Algerian military plane crashes near French village
Saturday, November 10, 2012 - 00:51
Nov. 11 - Investigators search wreckage of an Algerian military transport plane that crashed near a French village, killing at least four people. Sunita Rappai reports.
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The peaceful village of Trelans in the southeast of France - where an Algerian military transport plane crashed on Friday killing at least four people on board.
Two others are missing after the crash in a mountainous, uninhabited area near the city of Avignon.
This resident who saw the crash said she heard a loud sound and then saw a big military looking place with black smoke spewing out of it.
She says there was a ball of fire before it exploded in flight and plunged in the direction of the village.
Around 70 firefighters put out the blaze.
The plane was carrying paper money to print bank notes and had five military officials and a representative of the Bank of Algeria on board.
France's civil aviation authorities said no information was available yet on the reason for the crash.
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