ALGIERS, July 24 (Xinhua) -- French Air Force units on stand-by in Mali and the Algerian Air Force have launched a joint search operation for an Algerian passenger plane that went missing early Thursday over northern Mali, a security source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.
Many French passengers on board missing Air Algerie plane: minister
PARIS, July 24 (Xinhua) -- French Transport Minister Frederic Cuvilier on Thursday said "likely many" French passengers were on board of Air Algerie flight which reported missing.
Speaking to the news channel BFMTV, the minister announced "likely many French passengers were on board. We opened a crisis centre." Full story