AH5017 Crashs-......


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Se estrella un avión que iba a Argel con 119 pasajeros y siete tripulantes españoles a bordo.


The plane lost radar contact when carrying 50 minute flight

This is the AH5017, which was rented by the Spanish line Swift Air

Was traveling between Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso) and Algiers (Algeria)

Two French fighters right now seeking the wreckage between Gao and Tessalit.

Algeria's airport authority confirms that the commercial flight that covered the line between Ouagadougou, capital of Burkina Faso, and Algiers, capital of Algeria, crashed a few hours ago in the desert. AH5017 is the registration EC-LTV, the Spanish company hired by Swift Air, taking off from Ouagadougou at 01:17 am this morning. 50 minutes after it disappeared from radar.

The company says it has no knowledge of the reasons why the flight signal has rushed the border between Niger and Mali. It is a MD83 with 110 passengers. In addition, the aircraft was manned by seven Spanish crew. The AH5017 had to have come at five in the morning at your destination. Two French Mirage 2000 fighters right now looking possible wreckage.


The crew consisted of three locals, two Majorcan and Basque, according ensures RTVE. The pilot's name is Cameron Augustine and the passenger, Isabel Bosch, Palma de Mallorca, according to this newspaper confirmed sources familiar with the flight crew. Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, José Manuel García-Margallo, has talked Thursday with his Algerian counterpart, Ramatane Lamama, for the last hour of the search appliance. The rest of the nationalities of the passage would include the already confirmed: 50 French, 24 Burkinabe, six Algerians, a Malian, four German five Cameroonians eight Lebanese, a Luxembourg, a Belgian, a Ukrainian, an Egyptian and a Swiss.

The area where the plane crashed match the Sahel, a dry region that has few roads and in which, at this time of year, coinciding with the rainy season, temperatures can reach 45 degrees and thunderstorms are continuous. As states 'Le Monde', warned the plane at 1:38 in the morning to the control tower of Niamey (Niger), the largest in the area, a change of course for low visibility and to avoid an area with atmospheric disturbances also be seen in radar images. In addition, he swerved to avoid colliding with another aircraft flying in the vicinity. In this region there are many unpopulated areas without airports and not covered by any radar.

This area is prone to higher percentage of aircraft accidents than the rest of the world for their poor infrastructure and climate complexity. From 2009 to 2013 there have been 61 accidents in North Africa, with percentage of 13.47 incidents per million flight hours, while the world average is only 2.51 incidents.

The last radar contact with her was in the city of Gao, in the north of the country, the French military deployment scenario against terrorist groups like Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, and Ansar Dine Mujao. In principle, the demolition of the device is discarded as with the MH17 attacked on Ukraine. His final position is between Gao (Mali) and Tessalit (Niger).

An aviation safety expert contacted by Le Figaro says that "it is normal to be afraid of a new MH17 stage. Whether it is a collision in flight, another plane had disappeared from radar and apparatus not go away no signs 50 minutes after takeoff. ""There were many French in the passage," said the French Secretary of State for Transport, Frederic Cuvillier, who also said the plane had disappeared in northern Mali. The last beacon signal was emitted from near Gao (Mali) and Algerian Control towers were never capture the appliance.

The Algerian government, which took more than eight hours to react, does not rule any scenario. Its history includes six air hijackings so far.

His Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal, in a corridor of Parliament, had said: "The plane has disappeared in the Gao region (northern Mali) 500 km south of the Algerian borders." "The plane, chartered by Air Algérie to a foreign company, disappeared at three in the morning." "Ten minutes before his disappearance [radar] the control tower lost contact with the plane."

Swiftair, the Spanish company that operates the rugged Air Algerie flight is a private airline established in 1986 and currently has 400 employees and a fleet of 30 aircraft.

According to information available on its website, Swiftair operates both freight and passengers to fly to Europe, Africa and the Middle East with 727 and Boeing 737, MD83, ATR72/42, Embraer 120 and Metroliner aircraft.

The company has made available to the family the following telephone number: 900 264 270 As explained to the Ministry of Public Works to Europa Press, Air Navigation and Civil Aviation Accident Investigation Commission and Incidents of Civil Aviation (CIAIAC). have contacted the authorities in Burkina Faso, Mali and Algeria, for more information and "be made available" when providing "needed help."

Romain Nadal, a spokesman for Laurent Fabius, explained to France Info that has opened a crisis and that is verifying the number of French who were part of the passage. Fabius, explained the diplomat, he is in constant contact with the Algerian authorities and the airline.

The French Foreign Ministry is "fully mobilized, both in Paris and in Ouagadoudou, where the ambassadors are in constant contact with the authorities" and the airline. It has also enabled a phone number for the families of the French who could integrate part of the passage. It is 0033 143 175 646.

WEATHER REPORT DAH5017 METAR at the time of lost signal......

24 de julio de 2014.- METAR Weather report:01:00 UTC / 01:00 local time:

DFFD 240100Z 23008KT 9999 FEW020 BKN100 26/23 Q1015 NOSIG 02:00 UTC / 02:00 local time:
DFFD 240200Z 22006KT 9999 TS FEW020 FEW033CB BKN100 25/23 Q1014 TEMPO 4000 TSRA
Wind 220
by SaveAs">degrees at 6 knots; Visibility 10+ km; Thunderstorm; few clouds at 2000 feet AGL few CB clouds at 3300 feet AGL; broken clouds at 10000 feet AGL; Temperature 25°C; Dewpoint: 23°C; Pressure 1014 mb

Fuente original: ASN