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Air Algerie crash: Plane appears to have crashed near Gao in Mali, says airline

Published on Jul 24, 2014 10:28 PM
 

Air Algerie flight appeared to have crashed in Tilemsi, 70km from Gao in north-eastern Mali, said the airline.

The information was shared on its Twitter account.

The airline also tweeted an update on the nationalities of the passengers on board Flight AH5017.

FLASH INFOS : AH5017 L'avion se serait crashé à Tilemsi. L'avion se serait crashé dans la région de Tilemsi, à 70km de Gao.

An aerial view of Gao, northern Mali on Feb 17, 2013. Air Algerie flight appeared to have crashed in Tilemsi, 70km from Gao in north-eastern Mali, said the airline. -- PHOTO: AFP

— Air Algérie (@Air_Algerie) July 24, 2014

FLASH INFOS : VOL AH5017 : 50 Français,24 Burkinabés,8 Libanais,6 Algériens,5 Canadiens,4 Allemands,2 Luxembourgeois,1 Malien, 1/2

— Air Algérie (@Air_Algerie) July 24, 2014

FLASH INFOS : VOL AH5017 : 1 Nigérien,1 Camerounais,1 Belge,1 Ukrainien,1 Roumain,1 Suisse 2/2

— Air Algérie (@Air_Algerie) July 24, 2014

It said 50 passengers were French, four were from Burkina Faso, eight Lebanese, six Algerians, five Canadians, four German, two from Luxembourg and one from Mali. There was also one passenger each from Nigeria, Cameroon, Belgium, the Ukraine, Romania and Switzerland.

 

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