Three days after Flight AH 5017 debris site was found in Mali, Burkina Faso, France, Canada, Britain, Mali and other nations are mourning the 119 passengers on board while the flags fly half mast in memoriam of the victims. The weather is still regarded as the culprit in this third deadly airline crash over the past three weeks. While MH17 flight tragedy has received worldwide coverage and the round the clock condemnation, Air Algerie flight AH 5017 and Taiwan's TransAsia flight which 10 people miraculously survived haven't received as much interest from mainstream media or pundits except as a ticker feed on TV or a footnote in a radio and podcast report. It may have to do with the fact that Mother Nature rather than a readily, identifiable enemy for Western consumption isn't human. Once again, black boxes are being recovered and the second black box is being carried off to France for the forensic team to gather data of the plane's final minutes prior to its crash. The indescribable pain of loosing loved ones and entire families are being felt in Algeria, France, Burkina Faso, Quebec, Canada where a family of four was lost on AH 5017. Burkinabes in Montreal are mourning their lost family members and supporting one another during the horrific news. Five children are among the deceased passengers on the doomed Air Algerie flight.
AH 5017 : une famille entière perd la vie dans le crash
Vol AH5017 d'Air Algérie - Conférence de presse de Laurent Fabius 24 July 2014
Press Conference on Flight AH 5017 by Laurent Fabius, French Ministry of Foreign Affairs