Authorities have confirmed that an Algerian plane enroute to Burkina Faso has crashed in Mali with all 116 passengers feared dead.
The condition of passengers cannot be confirmed but the team is working hard, said a Burkina Faso army general.
The French President's office confirmed that French troops had been sent to the site.
The flight AH 5017 had 51 French citizens.
According to reports, French President Francois Hollande had expressed solidarity among the friends and families of the passengers on boards.