Flight #AH5017 dropped off the radar 50 minutes after take off over Mali. French army forces already in the region for security reasons located the crash site. It appeared as though the MD-83 aircraft debris was located in a concentrated area. All 116 people aboard the plane have perished. This incident is the third international plane crash in the past few weeks with the second crash taking place the previous day in Taiwan.
The black box from #AH5017 has been located and taken to Gao in Mali for examination. Flight 5017 from Burkina Faso was expected to land safely at Houari Boumediene Airport in Algeria later that day. Weather may have played a part in the crash as the flight crew requested to change the flight path to avoid a turbulent storms in the area.
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