File photograph of an Algerian flag.
Three Algerian navy officers died when their helicopter crashed into the Mediterranean on Wednesday morning west of the capital Algiers, the defence ministry mentioned.
The MS-25 Merlin search and rescue helicopter plunged into the ocean throughout a coaching flight off the coastal province of Tipaza with three pilots on board, a ministry assertion mentioned.
An novice video confirmed the helicopter spinning uncontrolled then slamming into the water.
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The ministry mentioned it had opened an investigation.
Algeria has seen quite a lot of accidents involving army plane lately.
In January, a fighter jet crashed on an evening coaching train within the east of the North African nation, killing each of its crew.
In April 2018, an Ilyushin Il-76 heavy transport plane crashed south of Algiers with the lack of all 257 folks on board, most of them army personnel, the deadliest air accident in Algerian historical past.