Senegal/Burkina Faso – Disappearance of a medevac plane (05.09.15)

We confirm the disappearance of a French citizen in the September 5th accident involving a medevac plane that was transporting her from Ouagadougou to Dakar. Six others are also missing, including the crew and members of SOS Médecins.

Staff from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development in Paris, Dakar, and Ouagadougou immediately contacted the family of our compatriot and local authorities.

Maritime searches are continuing in an effort to locate the aircraft and identify the causes of this accident.