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.[1][2][3]


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