Investigators leave Air Algerie crash site in Mali

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — An official says international experts have wrapped up their investigation into the Air Algerie crash in northern Mali.

Didier Nourrisson, a communications adviser for the French Embassy in Bamako, said Monday that teams have left the remote site after a week-long investigation.

France says all 118 registered people onboard died when the plane crashed on July 24, but Burkina Faso puts the figure at 116, saying two passengers did not board.

Nearly half of the dead were French. The passenger list also included other Europeans, Canadians and Africans. The six crew members were Spanish.

French authorities say bad weather was likely at the crash’s origin near Burkina Faso’s border, but do not exclude other possible causes. Experts are analyzing the two black boxes of the MD-83.

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