Tragic summer for air travel

Jul 24, 2014

First we received word that an Air Algerie flight has been reported missing with 116 on board (3,495 shares). WSJ 's Robert Wall summed it up perfectly when he reflected, "Awful week for aviation gets worse with #AH5017 after #MJ17 & #GE222."

Then Reuters and other outlets began reporting that the plane from Burkina Faso had crashed with 110 passengers (12,858 shares). Mashable also offered live updates on that (5,943 shares) and The Associated Press had that story as well (1,125 shares). Details have trickled in: "All crew were Spanish," shared Reuters' Madrid correspondent Elisabeth O'Leary while colleague Bernadette Baum added that "almost half of those on board were French." Originally destined for Algeria's capital, the flight did not last long before ending in tragedy: "What the hell @AP Algerian news agency says plane disappeared 50 minutes after takeoff from Burkina Faso," TIME's Dan Stewart reacted to the news.

(Images: Associated Press and Mashablenot the specific plane in question)

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