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French Soldiers Reach Plane Crash Site in Mali

Image: The site of the plane crash in Mali.
The site of the plane crash in Mali. Burkina Faso Military via AP

The first images of the Air Algerie crash site in Mali emerged on Friday, showing a stark terrain littered with bits of a plane that appears to have been pulverized on impact. France announced there were no survivors among the 118 people on board the Air Algerie flight that crashed over Mali on Thursday, saying bad weather was the likely cause of the disaster.

French soldiers stand by the wreckage of the Air Algerie Flight 5017 which crashed in Mali's Gossi region, west of Gao, on July 24.
French soldiers stand by the wreckage of the Air Algerie Flight 5017 which crashed in Mali's Gossi region, west of Gao, on July 24. ECPAD via AFP - Getty Images