Ukrainian plane crashes in Algeria

Algiers - Algeria's state news service is reporting that a Ukrainian civilian cargo plane has crashed in the mountains near the southern city of Tamanrasset.

According to APS, the state news agency, the Antonov An-12 carrying seven crew, was on its way to Equatorial Guinea when it went down about 15km south of the airport in a mountainous area after making a stop there.

Search and rescue teams were searching for the plane's wreckage and possible survivors, the report said.