A small ambulance plane evacuating an ill French woman from Burkina Faso to Senegal mysteriously disappeared on Sunday with seven people on board.
According to U.S News & World Report, Senegalese and French authorities said the crews of a ship and two planes were scouring an area off the Atlantic coast of Senegal for signs of the wreckage.
The report further states:
Magueye Maram, an official with the Senegalese Aviation Authority, said that the plane lost contact late Saturday. It disappeared from the radar when it was 111 kilometers (69 miles) west of Senegal’s seaside capital, Dakar.
In addition to the patient, the plane was carrying a Senegalese doctor, two nurses and the three-person crew of the Senegalair-operated flight.
French diplomatic officials in Paris are in contact with the family of the patient, according to a French diplomatic official who spoke on condition of anonymity for lack of authorization to speak to journalists.
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