Algeria Rules Out Terrorism in Plane Crash


Algerian Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal has ruled out terrorism as a possible cause of the plane crash that killed 118 people, saying it is difficult to "target the plane with a missile at a height of 10,000 metres".


  • Algeria:  Algeria Rules Out Terrorism in Mali Plane Crash

    Magharebia, 29 July 2014

    Algeria ruled out terrorism as the cause of the plane crash that killed 118 people last Thursday in northern Mali. read more »

  • Algeria:  Crashed Plane Turned Back, Radar Shows

    Radio France Internationale, 30 July 2014

    France has named two examining magistrates to investigate charges of manslaughter relating to the Air Algérie flight AH5017 crash in Mali last Thursday. Radar images show ... read more »

  • Algeria:  Air Algérie Crash Investigation to Take Time - French Minister

    Radio France Internationale, 29 July 2014

    The black boxes from the Air Algérie plane that crashed in the Malian desert on Thursday arrived in Paris on Monday. But ministers warned that the investigation would take a ... read more »

  • Algeria:  France Mourns Algeria Crash Victims

    Radio France Internationale, 28 July 2014

    French flags flew at half-mast on Monday to mourn the 118 victims of the Air Algérie airplane tragedy. The black boxes from the crash will be handed over to the French ... read more »

  • Algeria:  France to Lead Air Algerie Black Box Analysis

    Voice of America, 28 July 2014

    The black boxes from an Air Algerie flight that crashed in Mali last week, killing all 118 people aboard, arrived in Paris on Monday as France takes the lead in the investigation. read more »

  • Algeria:  Germany Joins Probe Into Air Algerie Crash

    Deutsche Welle, 28 July 2014

    Two German police experts have been sent to France to help identify victims of last week's Air Algerie plane crash in Mali. Their remains are to be brought to France where flags ... read more »

  • Algeria:  Identification of Air Algérie Victims Begins

    Cameroon Tribune, 28 July 2014

    Investigators have begun combing the site and wreckage of Air Algérie's Flight AH 5017 that crashed in Gossi in northern Mali on July 24, 2014, killing all 118 people ... read more »

  • Mali:  Three Possible Reasons for Air Algerie Plane Crash

    Radio France Internationale, 25 July 2014

    Weather conditions are the most likely cause of Thursday's crash of Air Algérie flight AH 5017 in Mali, French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said on Friday. The ... read more »

  • Mali:  Air Algérie Flight Recorder Found but No Survivors - Hollande

    Radio France Internationale, 25 July 2014

    The flight recorder of the Air Algérie plane that crashed in northern Mali on Thursday has been found and should be examined as soon as possible, President François ... read more »

  • Algeria:  Hollande - 'No Survivors' in Air Algerie Crash

    Deutsche Welle, 25 July 2014

    French President Francois Hollande has said that nobody survived the Air Algerie plane crash in Mali. He said rescue staff had recovered one of the plane's 'black box' flight ... read more »

  • Mali:  French Military to Secure Mali Plane Crash Site

    Voice of America, 25 July 2014

    France has sent a military unit to secure the wreckage of an Air Algerie plane that crashed in Mali on its way from Burkina Faso to Algeria with 116 people on board. read more »

  • Mali:  Apparent Wreckage of Air Algerie Flight Spotted in Mali

    Deutsche Welle, 24 July 2014

    Mali's president has said that wreckage in the north of the country is believed to be from a missing Air Algerie flight from Burkina Faso. The cause of the plane's disappearance ... read more »

  • Mali:  At Least 50 French On Air Algérie Plane Missing Over Mali

    Radio France Internationale, 24 July 2014

    At least 50 French nationals are on board the Air Algérie jet missing between Burkina Faso and Algiers, the airline said Thursday. France has set up a crisis cell and top ... read more »

  • Algeria:  Plane Believed to Have Crashed in Mali

    Premium Times, 24 July 2014

    The plane is believed to have gone down somewhere in Mali read more »

Photo: VOA

An Air Algerie flight carrying 116 people has vanished while en route from Burkina Faso to Algeria. A French government official and the plane's Spanish owner says contact was lost with the aircraft over northern Mali.

  • Algeria:  Air Algerie Loses Contact With Plane

    Deutsche Welle, 24 July 2014

    Air Algerie has lost contact with one of its flights from Burkina Faso to Algiers. France's junior transport minister has said there were likely many French passengers on the ... read more »

  • Algeria:  Crisis Team Set Up After Plane Disappears

    Voice of America, 24 July 2014

    An Air Algeria flight carrying at least 116 people has disappeared during a trip from Burkina Faso's capital to Algiers. read more »

  • Algeria:  Air Algerie Flight Goes Missing

    Voice of America, 24 July 2014

    An Air Algerie flight has gone missing during a trip from Burkina Faso to Algiers. Spanish airline Swiftair said its plane, which was being operated by Air Algerie, did not arrive ... read more »