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Second Black Box Found in Air Algerie Crash: United Nations

The second black box has been found in the crash that killed all 118 people on board, including 54 French citizens.
/ Source: Reuters

DAKAR, Senegal — The United Nations said on Saturday that its experts had located the second black box from the Air Algerie flight that crashed in the West African country of Mali earlier this week. Initial evidence taken from the remote crash site indicates that the aircraft broke apart when it smashed to the ground early on Thursday morning, making an attack appear unlikely.

The death toll from the crash was 118 people, including 54 French citizens. French President Francois Hollande said on Friday that the first of the black box recorders had been found and would be analyzed. Hollande plans to meet family members of victims later on Saturday.


— Reuters