Air Algerie plane 'asked to turn back'
The French Foreign Minister, Laurent Fabius, has confirmed that the pilots of a plane that crashed in Mali last Thursday had asked for a change of course.
Mr Fabius said the crew of the Air Algerie plane flying from Burkina Faso had then requested permission to turn back, before all contact was lost.
He also said the recovery and identification of the bodies was proving extremely difficult.
Emily Thomas reports.
29 Jul 2014
- From the section Africa