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Air Algerie crash wipes out entire families

Mourners gather for a vigil at a park in Longueuil, Quebec, Canada on Friday, July 25, 2014 in memory of the victims of Air Algerie Flight 5017. The MD-83 airliner was flying from Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso to Algiers, Algeria on Thursday, but controllers lost contact with it just 50 minutes after takeoff. All 118 people aboard the plane, which was found in Mali, were killed. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Graham Hughes)

All passengers and crew on board an Air Algerie jetliner that crashed in Mali died in the tragedy, which completely wiped out several families, France announced.

Posted: July 26th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

French president: No survivors in Air Algerie crash

An arrival information screen shows the delayed Air Algerie flight 5017 (top) at the Houari Boumediene airport near Algiers, Algeria, Thursday, July 24, 2014. An Air Algerie flight carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso to Algeria's capital disappeared from radar early Thursday over northern Mali and "probably crashed" according to the plane's owner and government officials in France and Burkina Faso. AP/Sidali Djarboub

French soldiers on Friday secured one of the black boxes from the Air Algerie plane that went down in restive northern Mali with the loss of at least 116 people, French President Francois Hollande said Friday. Terrorism has not been ruled out as a cause, although officials say the most likely cause is bad weather.

Posted: July 25th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Wreckage of missing Algerian airliner found in Mali

The logo of the Air Algerie company office, at the Opera avenue in Paris Thursday July 24, 2014.  AP

The wreckage of an Air Algerie plane missing since early Thursday with 116 people on board has been found in Mali near the Burkina Faso border, an army coordinator in Ouagadougou said.

Posted: July 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Canadian family among victims of Algerian jet crash – media

This photo taken on Friday, May 16, 2014 shows an MD-83 aircraft in the livery of Swiftair landing at Zaventem Airport Brussels. An Air Algerie flight carrying over 100 people from Burkina Faso to Algeria's capital disappeared from radar early Thursday over northern Mali after heavy rains were reported, according to the plane's owner and government officials in France and Burkina Faso. Air navigation services lost track of the MD-83 about 50 minutes after takeoff from Ougadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso, at 0155 GMT (9:55 p.m. EDT Wednesday), the official Algerian news agency APS said. Air Algerie Flight 5017 was being operated by Spanish airline Swiftair, the company said in a statement. The Spanish pilots' union said the plane belonged to Swiftair and it was operated by a Spanish crew. (AP Photo/Kevin Cleynhens)

A Canadian family of four were among the victims of Thursday’s Air Algerie plane crash in Mali near the Burkina Faso border that killed 116 people, local media said.

Posted: July 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

4 countries in search for missing Algeria plane – official

The logo of the Air Algerie company office, at the Opera avenue in Paris Thursday July 24, 2014.  AP

Four countries are now taking part in the search for the Air Algerie plane which went missing over northern Mali, an air traffic control official in Dakar said on Thursday.

Posted: July 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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