The wreckage of missing Air Algerie flight AH5017 has been found in Mali. All 110 passengers (of which 51 were of French nationality) and 6 Spanish crew members on-board the plane have been killed during the crash, making this the 3rd airliner disaster in just a week time killing over 450 people.
Air Algerie Flight AH5017 took off from Burkina Faso en route to Algiers and the flight was meant to last about 4 hours but after less than 1 hour in the air, the plane’s crew reported about bad weather conditions over northern Mali and therefore requested to divert from its planned course. Minutes after the request, the plane simply vanished from the radar screens. According to initial reports there were massive sandstorms in the region where flight AH5017 disappeared from radar screens. The communicating control tower received no distress signal from the plane.
About 2 hours ago, authorities in Mali and Burkina Faso confirmed that the scattered and burned wreckage of the plane had been found. There were no survivors. Air Algerie Flight AH5017 crashed at about 50 km from the border of Burkina Faso.