Air Algerie Jet Crashes Killing 116, Including Cuban President’s Daughter

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    The Air Algerie jet carrying 116 people that vanished from radar shortly after takeoff late Wednesday night has crashed in Mali, said a French Defense Ministry official. The official also said that two French fighter jets have located the wreckage. Air navigation services lost track of the Swiftair MD-83 about 50 minutes after takeoff from Ougadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso, at 9:55 p.m. ET on Wednesday. This means that the flight went missing hours before the news made headlines. Swiftair, a private Spanish airline, said the plane carrying 110 passengers and six crew members. Cuban President Raul Castro’s daughter, Mariela Castro, is believed to have been aboard the flight and among the dead. Mariela Castro is the niece of the former Cuban President Fidel Castro. Mariela Castro runs an LGBT non-profit in Cuba and may have been in the area doing charity work for the HIV/AIDS cause. Sources: FoxNews & ABC News Mariela Castro Espin, daughter of Raul Castro and niece of Fidel Castro pictured in May 2012 Flight plan A Swiftair MD-83 jet The post Air Algerie Jet Crashes Killing 116, Including Cuban President’s Daughter appeared first on Fly2Travel.

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