The Al-Arabiya Twitter feed tweeted a picture as part of its coverage in a Tweet that stated “#BreakingNews: Algerian Civil Defense: one survivor, 102 killed in plane crashara.tv/b7a8k pic.twitter.com/dCW1tlxlNR”
The image was also on their website in their main story:
While neither of the websites claimed that this picture was of the crash, its prominence and the caption underneath on their website, made it appear as if it was.
I used Google image back-search to track the image. This brought up numerous old images including this photograph from 2004 of a Hercules C-130 crash in Afghanistan.
This image was posted on the Break.com website on October 19th, 2005:
It was also posted on this forum in 2006:
Evidently Al-Arabiya are recycling an old stock photograph to add to their coverage of the Algerian plane crash.
After posting this to Open Newsroom, Storyful traced the image to a photograph from January 9th, 2004.