Aïn Kercha

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Aïn Kercha
Commune and town
Country  Algeria
Province Oum El Bouaghi Province
Population (1998)
 • Total 2,741
Time zone CET (UTC+1)

Aïn Kercha is a town and commune in Oum El Bouaghi Province, Algeria.

2014 Algeria Lockheed C-130 Hercules crash[edit]

On 11 February 2014, an Algerian Air Force Lockheed C-130 Hercules aircraft crashed near Aïn Kercha, killing at least 77 people. Algerian news outlets initially reported that at least 102 people had been on the plane, including the crew. The passengers included soldiers and members of their families. [1][2][3]


Coordinates: 35°55′N 6°42′E / 35.917°N 6.700°E / 35.917; 6.700