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  • Bmused55
    Aaahh Emu!
    • Oct 2003
    • 11136

    Air Algerie flight reportedly missing

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-28460625

    Algeria 'loses contact with plane'
    Breaking news

    Air Algerie - Algeria's national airline - says it has lost contact with one of its planes flying from Burkina Faso
    Have checked elsewhere. Nothing more known at this time.
    Some sources suggest it is an A320. Others a wet leased MD83.
    Bmused55

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  • Newforest
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    • Apr 2005
    • 8888

    #2
    http://www.aol.com/article/2014/07/2...6pLid%3D506360

    Aircraft is reported as an MD-83 which took off from Burkina Faso enroute to Algiers.
    http://www.flightmemory.com/ I have been round the world 11.83 times!

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    • Newforest
      Rank 5 Registered User
      • Apr 2005
      • 8888

      #3
      http://www.dailysabah.com/africa/201...-after-takeoff

      News is not looking good. Plane presumably down in Mali or maybe Niger.
      Last edited by Newforest; 24th July 2014, 14:40.
      http://www.flightmemory.com/ I have been round the world 11.83 times!

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      • hampden98
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        • Sep 2009
        • 2550

        #4
        They say bad news travels in threes. Sadly looking like a third airliner down.
        At least they can find her which is something.

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        • civilspotter
          Rank 5 Registered User
          • Oct 2009
          • 364

          #5
          The wreckage has been found in a remote piece of dessert in Nothern Mali.
          The plane was EC-LTV an MD83 of Swiftair

          The nationality of the passengers

          Sur les 116 personnes bord :
          20 passagers libanais
          26 passagers burkinab
          51 passagers franais
          5 passagers canadiens
          4 passagers allemands (german)
          1 passager luxembourgeois
          1 passager suisse
          6 membres d'quipage espagnols

          Source (in French)

          http://www.aeroport-ouagadougou.com/....php?idnew=154


          Indeed a bad week for aviation

          rgds
          EC
          Last edited by civilspotter; 24th July 2014, 17:15.

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          • 27vet
            Rank 5 Registered User
            • Nov 2009
            • 2698

            #6
            I flew that route several times in the last six months. The ITCZ is right over that area at this time of year, but not impossible to navigate around the storms.

            This is the area looking towards Timbuktu in good weather



            This is in the rainy season, same area :



            And when you're in it :

            sigpicHindsight is what you see from the tailgunner's position...

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            • TomcatViP
              Rank 5 Registered User
              • Nov 2011
              • 6109

              #7
              French presidency confirming that the plane went down and crashed near Gossi in Mali close to the border with the Burkina-Faso border.

              Plane is "disintegrated". Nobody seems to expect any survivor sadly
              Last edited by TomcatViP; 25th July 2014, 03:33.

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              • 27vet
                Rank 5 Registered User
                • Nov 2009
                • 2698

                #8
                Pictures and video emerging on the news websites. It appears that the plane hit the ground largely intact. One flight recorder recovered, not sure which.

                http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-28485503?
                sigpicHindsight is what you see from the tailgunner's position...

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                • Bmused55
                  Aaahh Emu!
                  • Oct 2003
                  • 11136

                  #9
                  To my untrained eye, that looks like a high speed impact. There is hardly anything left!
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                  • TomcatViP
                    Rank 5 Registered User
                    • Nov 2011
                    • 6109

                    #10
                    In a surprising move, the Fr Gendarmerie announced that they have closed their investigation and the site is to be wrapped up with pieces of interest brought back to France (some said a memorial could be erected on the site):

                    "I have finished my investigations relating to accident investigation and identifying the victims," said Colonel Patrick Touron, deputy head of the French Gendarmerie's Criminal Research Institute.

                    "We scraped the sand and gathered everything so there is nothing belonging to a victim that could have been left behind," Touron told AFP.

                    This closes a barely one week long on-site investigation.


                    As a side note:
                    it emerged that two people thought to have been on the plane had not boarded.
                    One of the two was an airline staff member whose name was in the list of passengers but who was not on the flight, Diendiere told AFP.
                    The second person had cancelled the booking the day before the flight but the change was not made to the list of passengers, he said.

                    Source:
                    http://www.franceinfo.fr/actu/monde/article/crash-du-ah5017-l-enquete-est-terminee-543801
                    enca.com
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                    Last edited by TomcatViP; 2nd August 2014, 20:58.

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                    • 27vet
                      Rank 5 Registered User
                      • Nov 2009
                      • 2698

                      #11
                      Access to the site was a lot easier than for MH17 no doubt.
                      sigpicHindsight is what you see from the tailgunner's position...

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                      • 27vet
                        Rank 5 Registered User
                        • Nov 2009
                        • 2698

                        #12
                        From the BEA report



                        sigpicHindsight is what you see from the tailgunner's position...

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