França e Argélia iniciam buscas por avião desaparecido

O ministro de Comunicação do Mali, Mamadou Camara, disse que os aviões fazem buscas numa região ampla e pouco povoada do país do oeste africano, última área onde se sabe que o Boeing MD-83 sobrevoou

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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)
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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)

França e Argélia enviaram aviões para o Mali para realizar buscas pelo Boeing da Air Algerie que desapareceu dos radares 50 minutos após decolar da capital de Burkina Faso, na madrugada desta quinta-feira (noite de quarta-feira, em Brasília), informou uma autoridade do governo do Mali.

O ministro de Comunicação do Mali, Mamadou Camara, disse que os aviões fazem buscas numa região ampla e pouco povoada do país do oeste africano, última área onde se sabe que o Boeing MD-83 sobrevoou.

"Esta zona é extremamente vasta", disse Camara. Ele afirmou não ter mais informações sobre as circunstâncias sob as quais o avião desapareceu. "Para confirmar que o avião caiu, precisamos primeiro encontrar o local da queda", afirmou ele.

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