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Air Algerie flight vanishes en route from Burkina Faso to Algiers

Updated: 2014-07-25 07:42:56 (KST)
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Time now for a look through the international headlines we're following this Friday morning. For that, we turn to our Eunice Kim, standing by at the NewsCenter. Good morning, Eunice. (Good morning, Mark.) Some conflicting information we're hearing out of Mali on the whereabouts of the Algerian passenger jet that went missing last night, along with the 1-hundred-16 people on board?

That's right, Mark. Officials from Burkina Faso - the west African country that flight flew out of - has been seen telling local media that they have discovered wreckage from the passenger plane but the owner of Flight 50-17 Spain's Swiftair says they have no confirmation yet on a location.
General Gilbert Diendere he's a member of the crisis unit dispatched to search for the plane he said the plane was found in Mali territory some 140-kilometers north of the Burkina Faso city of Djibo.
He told local TV that the team spotted pieces of the plane completely burned out and scattered on the ground as well as the remains of dead bodies.
He said they did *not find any survivors as darkness was falling on the region.
But Swiftair said *it has not received confirmation of a location and remains in contact with international search teams.
Two French fighter jets and U-N helicopters have been scouring northern Mali for the jetliner. It fell off of radar contact less than an hour into its flight and is feared to have crashed somewhere over the Sahara amid bad weather.
On board were more than 50 French, along with 27 Burkina Faso nationals, and passengers from a dozen other countries.


Reporter : eunice.kim@arirang.co.kr

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