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Air Algerie flight crash kills 116, third int'l aviation accident in week

Updated: 2014-07-25 16:28:39 (KST)
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A plane that went missing early Thursday has been found.
The wreckage of Air Algerie Flight 5017 has been spotted in Mali, according to officials.

(French)
"The team has confirmed it has seen the remains of the plane, totally burned out and scattered on the ground.// Sadly, the team saw no one on site, it saw no survivors."

(Arabic)
"It is possible that some parts of the aircraft were seen by locals in dune areas near the village of Bosey in Mali. All this information will be confirmed after inquiries."

It was supposed to be a four-hour overnight flight from Ouegadougou to Algiers, Algeria.
But the flight, carrying 116 people on board, including French and Spanish nationals lost radar contact just 50 minutes after takeoff.
Bad weather is being suspected as the cause.
The flight had asked to change its route before losing contact because of a storm.

The Air Algerie crash is the third plane disaster in a week.
Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was brought down by a surface-to-air missile in Ukraine one week ago and Taiwan's TransAsia Flight 222 crashed amid inclement weather on Wednesday.
The death toll from all three crashes exceeds 400.
Connie Lee, Arirang News.


Reporter : connie@arirang.co.kr

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