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Four die as cargo plane crashes into sea off Abidjan

Posted 16 October 2017 · Add Comment

A cargo aircraft has crashed into the sea off Ivory Coast shortly after taking off from Abidjan's international airport.

“What we can say for the time being is that this morning around 8:30 (0830 GMT), an Antonov plane crashed…with 10 on board including the crew members,” said Ivory Coast’s Security Minister Sidiki Diakite.

The French military operates a logistics base next to the airport in support of its Barkhane operation, combatting Islamist militants in West Africa’s Sahel region.

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