Eight members of the Algerian military were injured after the aircraft they were travelling in overshot the runway after landing at Biskra Airport. According to the Associated Press, the C-130 Hercules military transport aircraft was severely damaged.The airport is located some 450km south of the capital, Algiers. No further details have been released with regards to the incident which took place on Sunday June 3rd.
This is not the first such incident. In April this year, another Algerian military transport aircraft crashed just after takeoff in Boufarik, south of Algiers. This crash resulted in the deaths of 257 people, making it the worst aviation disaster in the country’s history.