Report: Air Algerie Crash Site Found; Bad Weather Blamed

air algerieDebris from the Air Algerie flight that crashed while en route from Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso to Algiers have been found and investigators are placing preliminary blame on bad weather, Reuters reports.

The crash site was found in northern Mali, and the death toll was revised upward to 118 to 116 based on a final passenger manifest. 

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While the investigation has just begun, the fact that the crash debris was scattered over a small area suggested that the aircraft broke apart upon hitting the ground, pointing to weather as a likely cause. Air France has told Reuters that it will avoid flying over the crash site as a "precautionary measure."

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