A disastrous week for the aviation industry ended in further tragedy yesterday when a third commuter aircraft, Air Algerie flight AH5017, crashed en-route from Burkina Faso to Algiers, Africa.

It was carrying 110 passengers and six crew and is believed to have crashed in bad weather over North Mali.

But officials have not yet determined what brought the aircraft down.

Reports say there were 51 French nationals on board and the French Govt is helping with recovery efforts.

On Wednesday 47 people died when a TransAsia Airways flight in Taiwan crashed in Taiwan treacherous conditions, while last Thursday MH17 was shot down over Ukraine with 298 people on board.

This means up to 460 people have died in commercial aviation incidents in the past seven days.

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