Amateur video of Air Algerie flight AH5017 crash site, showing helicopter over debris
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Algeria plane: Video shows scene of Mali crash site

Amateur video has emerged showing the site in Mali where an Air Algerie flight AH5017 passenger jet crashed on Thursday.

The 116 passengers on the Air Algerie flight included 51 French citizens. French President Francois Hollande said there were no survivors.

Mr Hollande said that one flight data recorder had been recovered, after French troops reached the crash site near Mali's border with Burkina Faso.

Air traffic controllers lost contact with the plane early on Thursday after pilots reported severe storms.

Alice Baxter reports.

  • 25 Jul 2014
  • From the section Africa
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