UPDATE 2-Algerian military plane crashes in France, four dead


(Adds death toll)

TOULOUSE, France Nov 9 (Reuters) - An Algerian military

transport plane flying home from Paris crashed in southeast

France on Friday, killing four of the six people aboard, police

and fire brigade sources said.

They said the other two people were missing after the plane

crashed in a mountainous, uninhabited area near the city of


About 70 firefighters put out a blaze at the scene of the

crash and found the remains of the four dead.

France's civil aviation authority said no information was

available yet on the reasons for the crash.

Algerian officials were not immediately available for


Aircraft manufacturer Airbus Military identified

the plane as a Spanish-built C295 military transporter owned by

the Algerian Air Force.

It said a team of technical experts was being assembled to

help with the crash investigation.

(Reporting By Jean Decotte and Gerard Bon, writing by Nick

Vinocur; Editing by Ralph Gowling)

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