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Air Algerie Crash Live Updates: 116 Aboard Flight AH5017 (LIVE BLOG)

07/24/2014 09:42 EDT | Updated 07/24/2014 09:59 EDT

Five Canadians were among those on board an Air Algerie flight that disappeared from radar over northern Mali on Wednesday night.

The plane was carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso to Algeria's capital when air navigation services lost track of the MD-83 at 9:55 p.m. ET Wednesday. An Algerian official confirmed to Reuters on Thursday that the plane had crashed.

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