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Second crash black box found

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UN experts have found the second black box recorder of the Air Algerie plane that crashed in a remote area of Mali two days ago, killing 118 people.

The UN peacekeeping mission in Mali confirmed the find on its Twitter account, but failed to give further details.

On Friday, French President Francois Hollande said a black box from the plane had been recovered by French soldiers at the crash site in Gossi, near the Burkina Faso border.

There were no reports of survivors in the crash, which took place on Thursday, 50 minutes after the McDonnell Douglas MD-83 aircraft departed from Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso.

French and Algerian officials said bad weather was the most likely cause of the crash.

Fifty-one French citizens, as well as passengers from Burkina Faso, Lebanon, Canada, Germany, Luxembourg and Switzerland, were on board at the time of the crash. The six-person crew were Spanish.

An official Algerian delegation, led by Transport Minister Amar Ghoul, is currently in Mali to participate in investigations into the accident, Algerian media reported.