[UPDATED] A Boeing MD-83, chartered by Air Algerie from Spanish company Swiftair, appears to have crashed in Mali with 110 passengers and six crew members on board. AH5017 was operating from Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso to Algiers Thursday when contact was lost 50 minutes into the flight. In a statement released via its Twitter feed, Air Algerie said AH5017 appears to have crashed in the Tilemsi region of Mali, around 70 km from Gao. However, in an update posted at 1430Z, Swiftair said the ...

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