Foreign Office confirms British man died on Air Algérie plane that crashed in Mali

The Foreign Office has confirmed that a British man was on board the Air Algérie AH5017 passenger jet that crashed in Mali on Thursday.

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A spokesperson said this evening: “It is with deep regret that the Foreign and Commonwealth Office confirms the death of a British man onboard Air Algerie flight AH 5107.

“We are providing consular support to his family at this tragic time, and we ask that the media respect the privacy of those grieving.”

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Earlier today, French President, Francois Hollande, confirmed there were no survivors when the plane, carrying 116 people crashed.

Alongside the British man – who has yet to have been formally named – almost half of the passengers were French, including one family of ten.

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Air control’s contact with the flight was lost 50 minutes after take off.

It’s thought the tragedy could have been linked to weather conditions although the evidence is still not conclusive.

An investigation is now underway.

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