An MD-83 operating on behalf of Air Algerie crashed in Mali on July 24.  Contact was lost 50 min. after takeoff from Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, and the aircraft went down around 70 km (44 mi.) from the city of Gao, according to Air Algerie. Mali President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita told Reuters on July 24 that wreckage was spotted between the northern towns of Aguelhoc and Kidal. Flight AH5017 from Ouagadougou to Algiers was operated by Spanish wet-lease company Swiftair. According to ...

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