Sunday, 27 July 2014
The wreckage of the Air Algerie plane which went missing early Thursday with 116 people on board has been found in Mali, near the Burkina Faso border.
General Gilbert Diendiere of the Burkina Faso army said, “We have found the Algerian plane. The wreck has been located … 50 kilometres (30 miles) north of the Burkina Faso border” in the Malian region of Gossi.
According to AFP, a witness had earlier reported seeing the plane “falling” in the region of Gossi and the general said they were taking the reports seriously as they matched radar images of the flight path.
“That is where we will strengthen our search,” General Diendiere added.
The Flight AH5017, which originated in Ouagadougou and was bound for Algiers with 51 French nationals aboard. It went missing amidst reports of heavy storms.