Air France to avoid Mali crash site as "precaution"

2014-07-25 14:20
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Paris - Air France-KLM is to avoid flying over the site in northern Mali of the crashed Air Algerie airline as a "precautionary measure", a spokesperson for the French group said on Friday.

The spokesperson said the company would continue to serve the Malian capital Bamako, but using other flight paths to the west of the crash site in northern Mali.

French officials said earlier they believed poor weather was the likely cause of Thursday's crash of an Air Algerie flight between Burkina Faso and Algeria.

Investigators said there were no survivors among the 116 on board, including 51 French.
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