Medical evacuation plane carrying 7 people crashes off Senegal

2015-09-06 14:44


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Dakar - A medical evacuation plane carrying seven people, including a French patient, crashed off the coast of Senegal, aviation sources said on Sunday.

Contact with the twin-engine aircraft flying from Burkina Faso belonging to the private Senegalair company was lost shortly after 19:00 on Saturday, as it was flying over the Atlantic, 111km west of the capital Dakar, Senegal's civil aviation authority said in a statement.

The country's air force was searching the area for the plane, it said.

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