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Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on the crash of Air Algérie Flight AH5017

Prime Minister Stephen Harper today issued the following statement on the crash of Air Algérie Flight AH5017:

“I am saddened to learn that Air Algérie Flight AH5017, carrying 110 passengers and six crew members on board, crashed in Mali. The flight was headed to Algiers, Algeria from Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. It is confirmed that Canadians are among the victims.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of the passengers and crew who lost their lives in this tragedy.