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Air Algerie plane crashes in Mali, third air tragedy in a week

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LONDON/OUAGADOUGOU, BURKINA FASO - An Air Algerie MD-83 carrying 116 people crashed in Mali as it flew toward Algiers from Burkina Faso, leaving no survivors, the third major civil aviation disaster in the space of a week. 

An arrival information screen shows the delayed Air Algerie flight 5017 (top) at the Houari Boumediene airport near Algiers, Algeria, on Thursday.

Flight AH5017 took off from the West African country shortly after midnight on Thursday carrying 110 passengers and six Spanish crew and is thought to have crashed about two hours later.

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