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Cargo plane crashes in sea off Ivory Coast after takeoff

FOX News

People pull the wreckage of a propeller-engine cargo plane after it crashed in the sea near the international airport in Ivory Coast's main city, Abidjan, October 14, 2017. ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast – A cargo plane crashed into the Atlantic Ocean near the international airport in Abidjan, killing four crew members and injuring six others, an Ivory Coast official said Saturday. Ten people were aboard the plane that was approaching from the capital of neighboring Burkina Faso, Lt. Issa Sakho, commander of the military fire brigade, said on national television. The dead were four Moldovans, he said, adding that two Moldovans and four French crew members were injured. The cargo plane was carrying French military cargo, a French military official said.


Four die as French army charter jet crashes in I Coast

Al Jazeera

A small cargo plane chartered by the French army has crashed into the waters off Ivory coast, killing at least four Moldovan citizens, according to firefighters. Another six people were injured on Saturday in the crash of the Antonov aircraft, which had taken off from Burkina Faso's capital, Ouagadougou. "There were 10 people on board, Moldovans and French people. The four victims who died are Moldovan nationals," firefighter Colonel Issa Sakho told local television. Four French citizens survived the crash but were injured, Ivory Coast's Security Minister Sidiki Diakite told reporters at the scene.


The Latest: Plane Crash off Ivory Coast Injures at Least 6

U.S. News

The spokesman for French forces in Ivory Coast says at least six people were injured when a cargo plane crashed into the sea after taking off from the international airport in Abidjan. The spokesman says he does not yet have information on the number of dead or number of passengers. Lt. Villain did not give his full name, citing French protocol. He says the plane was carrying French military cargo. He says the injured have been transported to Abidjan's Port-Bouet camp for treatment.



The Latest: 2 Italy victims in Ethiopia crash worked for WFP

FOX News

Wreckage lies at the scene of an Ethiopian Airlines flight that crashed shortly after takeoff at Hejere near Bishoftu, or Debre Zeit, some 50 kilometers (31 miles) south of Addis Ababa, in Ethiopia Sunday, March 10, 2019. The Ethiopian Airlines flight crashed shortly after takeoff from Ethiopia's capital on Sunday morning, killing all 157 on board, authorities said, as grieving families rushed to airports in Addis Ababa and the destination, Nairobi. A family member of a victim involved in a plane crash talks on a mobile phone at Addis Ababa international airport Sunday, March 10, 2019. An Ethiopian Airlines flight crashed shortly after takeoff from Ethiopia's capital on Sunday morning, killing all 157 people thought to be on board, the airline and state broadcaster said, as anxious families rushed to airports in Addis Ababa and the destination, Nairobi. The United Nations migration agency says the U.N. and its agencies on Monday will fly flags at half-staff after early indications show 19 employees of U.N.-affiliated organizations died in the Ethiopian Airlines crash. A statement says the organizations include World Bank, International Telecommunications Union, the U.N. Environment Program and others. The statement also says one of the migration agency's staffers died. Anne-Katrin Feigl was a German national who was en route to a training course in Nairobi, the capital of Kenya and the plane's destination. All 157 people on board died minutes after takeoff from Addis Ababa.