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6 dead after plane crashes into Phoenix golf course

6 dead after plane crashes into Phoenix golf course 6 dead after plane crashes into Phoenix golf course
Charlie Simmons | 11 April, 2018, 13:55

Six people are dead after a plane crash near the TPC golf course Monday night in Scottsdale according to Scottsdale Police Department. An Algerian military source reportedly told local news outlet Al-Hadath that there were no survivors.

This is a breaking news story.

Those aboard the plane were not immediately identified.

Mohammed Achour, chief spokesman for the civil protection agency, said: "There are more than 100 deaths".

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Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Allen Kenitzer says it's unclear how many people were aboard the aircraft or what caused it to crash. However, there were several witnesses who watched the fiery crash play out. The number of fatalities is still not confirmed.

The National Transportation Safety Board is conducting an investigation into the incident. Search and rescue mission is now going on at the scene.

Boufarik Airport is a military air base located on the northern coast of Algeria, some 30km from the capital Algiers.

He said the Soviet-designed Ilyushin-76 military transport was carrying soldiers. Ambulances were seen approaching the crash site as officials in fatigues watched on in a grassy field.

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