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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  1. goodanimal

    Terribly unfortunate that another flight has gone down.

    July 27, 2014 at 2:02 am |

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