Revealed: 1 Nigerian Onboard Crashed Algerian Plane

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officials in Algeria have said the missing Air Algérie-operated flight carrying 110 passengers and six crew members has crashed over northern Mali. It was gathered that those on board the crashed plane: 1 Nigerian, 6 Algerians, 51 , 24 from Burkina Faso, 1 Malian, 1 Belgian, 2 from Luxembourg, 5 Canadians, 1 Cameroonian, 8 Lebanese, 1 Egyptian, 1 Ukrainian, 4 Germans, 1 Swiss, and 6 or 7 members of the Spanish crew. Reports say the plane’ crew requested to change course of the flight to avoid bad weather before losing contact ground communication. The plane reportedly came down near the town of Tilemsi, in the Gao of northern Mali.

[eap_ad_1] Sources say two fighter jets were said to have been dispatched to search for the aircraft. of some of the have arrived at Marseille airport, where some of the passengers on the missing flight were reportedly due to fly on to. It is believed that many of the nationals were to take a connecting flight to Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris where an emergency crisis unit has been set up. An emergency phone number for information on the AH5017 flight is + 33 1 43 17 56 46. Meanwhile, Mali’ President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita said the the wreckage of the missing Air Algerie flight had been spotted in the country’ desert north. “ have just been informed that the wreckage has been found between Aguelhoc and Kidal,” Keita said during a meeting of political, religious and civil society in Bamako.