Air Algerie/Swiftair flight AH5017 EC-LTV is now confirmed crashed in Niger
An Air Algerie flight carrying 110 passengers and six crew members has reportedly crashed in Mali after having disappeared from radar early on Thursday morning between Burkina Faso and Algeria.
A French Ministry of Defense official told Fox News that the two French fighter jets located the wreckage of the plane, which had crashed in Mali. An airport official additionally confirmed to NBC News that the wreckage had been located.
“The plane would have crashed in the region of Tilemsi, 70km from Gao,” Air Algerie tweeted.
The passengers include 51 French, 27 Burkina Faso nationals, eight Lebanese, six Algerians, five Canadians, four Germans, two Luxemburg nationals, one Swiss, one Belgium, one Egyptian, one Ukrainian, one Nigerian, one Cameroonian and one Malian.
The six crew members are Spanish, according to the Spanish pilots' union.
Passengers memorandum (list needed to be verified)
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