Plane with seven onboard disappears near Senegal

Dakar (IANS) A medical evacuation plane disappeared near Senegal during a flight from Burkina Faso to Dakar, the Senegalese civil aviation authority said on Sunday.

The aircraft carrying seven people, including a French patient, went missing off the coast of Senegal at 7.08 p.m. on Saturday, Xinhua cited a statement as saying.

Senegal’s air force was conducting a search for the wreckage.

According to officials, the plane was carrying a Senegalese doctor, two nurses, three crew members — two Algerians and one Congolese — apart from the patient.

The plane, which was scheduled to arrive in Dakar at 6.20 p.m., belonged to the private Senegalair company.

A technical investigation will be launched for further details, the civil aviation authority said.

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