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Algeria jetliner vanishes; wreckage spotted in Mali

Plane carried 116; no survivors found

Posted: July 25, 2014 at 4:01 a.m.

Journalists wait for news outside the Spanish Swiftair airline office in Madrid, Spain,Thursday, July 24, 2014. An Air Algerie flight carrying more than 100 people from Burkina Faso to Algeria's capital disappeared from radar early Thursday over northern Mali, officials said. France's foreign minister said no wreckage had been found, but that the plane "probably crashed." More than 50 French were onboard the plane along with 27 Burkina Faso nationals and passengers from a dozen other countries. The flight was being operated by Spanish airline Swiftair, the company said in a statement, and the plane belonged to Swiftair. The flight crew was Spanish. (AP Photo/Paul White)

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso -- An Air Algerie jetliner carrying 116 people crashed early Thursday in a rainstorm over restive Mali, and its wreckage was found near the border of neighboring Burkina Faso, officials said.

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