Mali crash: French flags to fly at half-mast
July 28 , 2014
French President, François Hollande, has ordered that flags on state buildings in the country fly at half-mast for the next three days in memory of the victims of the Air Algérie flight, AH5017, which crashed in Mali, West Africa.
Of the 118 people on board, 54 were French. Hollande said he would ensure that families of the victims are able to go to the crash site.
Both black boxes of the flight have been recovered. The passenger plane disappeared from radar about 50 minutes after it took off.