A Ukrainian citizen was on board an Air Algerie plane that crashed in Niger on Thursday, Burkina Faso Transport Minister Jean Bertin Ouedraogo has said, according to Fox News.
“The list of passengers includes 51 French, 27 Burkina Faso nationals, eight Lebanese, six Algerians, five Canadians, four Germans, two Luxemburg nationals, one Swiss, one Belgium, one Egyptian, one Ukrainian, one Nigerian, one Cameroonian and one Malian,” he said.
He said that six crewmembers were citizens of Spain.
The search for the plane continues.
As reported, an Air Algerie Airbus A320 plane carrying 116 people, Flight AH5017 from Ouagadougou to Algeria, disappeared from radar 50 minutes after taking off from the Burkina Faso capital on Wednesday evening.