Air Algerie Flight AH 5017 Crashed near Gossi, Mali
Air Algerie MD83 EC-LTV Flight AH5017 near Gossi, Mali The Aircraft was on a Scheduled International Flight from Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso and Algeria. A course change due to weather conditions. The Aircraft Crashed in the area of Gossi, Mali. All six crew members and 110 passengers were killed.
Radar contact was lost 50 minutes after the flight took off from Ouagadougou and after the crew diverted from their planned course due to bad weather. Wreckage was found in the Northern Mali Dessert. The Plane was on loan from Swiftair.
Regrettably, there were no survivors. I share the pain of the families, who are going through terrible hardship, he said.
Hollande said the families of the French nationals aboard the plane the largest group from any one nation would be welcomed to the Foreign Ministry on Saturday to be given all the latest information.
Airline authorities said Flight 5017 was carrying 116 people when it took off early Thursday from Burkina Faso to Algeria.
Less than an hour into the Flight, the Aircraft, an MD-83, disappeared from radar after changing its Flight path because of bad weather, officials said.
Radar contact was lost,
Wreckage found in the Northern Mali Dessert,
Near the border of Burkina Faso,
Air Algerie Flight AH5017,
No one survives in Air Algerie crash,
Crashed near Gossi Mali,
The one black box recorder found so far is being taken to Gao, Mali and will be examined as soon as possible, Hollande said.
What we already know is that the plane's debris is concentrated in a limited area
But it is still too early to draw any conclusions, they will come in time. There are hypotheses, including weather conditions, but we are not putting any of them aside because we want to find out everything that happened.
The plane's wreckage was found in Mali's Gossi region, not very far from the border with Burkina Faso, according to the French President.
Radar contact with the plane was lost 50 minutes after takeoff from the Burkina Faso capital of Ouagadougou, authorities said. The jet was supposed to arrive later that day at Houari Boumediene Airport in Algiers. Mali is between the two nations.
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