Mali: We've Spotted Wreckage of Missing Plane
President announces find, but it hasn't been confirmed yet
By Newser Editors, Newser Staff
Posted Jul 24, 2014 3:56 PM CDT
This file photo shows an MD-83 aircraft owned by Swiftair landing at Zaventem Airport Brussels. The same type of plane reportedly crashed in Mali.   (AP Photo/Kevin Cleynhens)

(Newser) – There's still no word on the fate of 116 people aboard an Air Algerie flight that went missing over Mali today, but multiple reports say wreckage has been spotted. The most credible comes via Reuters from Mali President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita. "I have just been informed that the wreckage has been found between Aguelhoc and Kidal," he said, without providing more details. Earlier, French media also reported that wreckage had been seen, though in a spot much further to the west, notes the BBC.

Most of the passengers on the flight, an MD-83 owned by Swiftair, were from France (about 50) or Burkina Faso (about 25), reports the Guardian. Because of that, French authorities were heavily involved in the search for the jet, which lost contact with air-traffic controllers about 50 minutes after takeoff from the Burkina Faso capital of Ouagadougou. "Everything allows us to believe this plane crashed in Mali," said French President Francois Hollande, adding that the crew changed its flight path because of "particularly difficult weather conditions."

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Sudarshan Singla
Sep 18, 2014 8:50 PM CDT
i believe that USA is testing its satellite Laser, and to be successful, the USA is lasing the airplanes
michaelcain
Aug 18, 2014 12:25 PM CDT
was it a goo flight ?? was I holding its wings in an up position ? and was it shot while it wings were up ??? things are getting more for the thugs every day b. Browns do not have a right to use a lawyer unless they are going to assume the role of responsibility for their thug
julianpenrod
Jul 25, 2014 1:32 AM CDT
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