The transport plane plummeted to the ground shortly after taking off at 8am local time from Boufarik Airport in Algeria, according to local media.
Airlive has quoted an Algerian military source as confirming there were ‘around 200’ people on board.
The source added nobody had survived the crash.
Algerian news outlet Dia Algerie has reported emergency services are on the scene, with 130 members of the civil protection unit and more than a dozen ambulances in attendance.
The news outlet added the crash is the biggest disaster in the history of the Algerian Air Force.