Relatives of Lebanese passengers killed in Air Algerie flight 5017 board a helicopter as they leave for the crash site. AFP PHOTO/ SIA KAMBOU
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The Lebanese delegation at the crash site of the ill-fated Air Algerie plane said they were working to secure the remains of the 19 Lebanese passengers, despite the difficult conditions.Wreckage of plane, which crashed in Mali last week killing all 118 passengers on board, is strewn across a vast area of remote brush land. A total of 200 French forces were due to have arrived on the crash site, as well as Malian soldiers and Dutch forces from the MINUSMA U.N. stabilization force in Mali.More than 20 French experts from the country's Bureau of Investigations and Analyses (BEA), which probes air accidents, as well as specialist police forces, were on site in Mali's barren Gossi area where the plane came down, Fabius said.The plane, which was carrying 19 Lebanese passengers, plummeted to the ground from an altitude of 10,000 meters in just a few minutes after flying into a storm, a senior official involved in the investigation was quoted as saying Wednesday.The two black boxes from the plane have been found and transferred to France, where they are being examined by experts.
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