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July 25th, 2014
10:15 PM ET

Did extreme weather near the equator cause the Air Algerie crash in Mali? 

Air Algerie Flight 5017 had just changed its flight path to avoid a fierce thunderstorm when it disappeared. Saharan Africa is known for powerful weather that could be challenge for any pilot. Miguel Marquez looks at why weather patterns around the equator could be so dangerous.

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July 24th, 2014
09:47 PM ET

Air Algerie flight's tragic timeline

For the second time in a week, an airliner has crashed in a war zone. Today an Air Algerie flight, operated by Spain's Swift Air disappeared over Mali's Northern desert. 116 people on board are now presumed dead. Joe Johns takes a look at what we know so far about this latest tragedy.


Filed under: Air Algerie • Joe Johns • MH17