This has been a pretty terrible week for air travel. The wreckage of the Air Algérie flight from Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso) to Algiers has now been found, just over the Malian border. After the pall cast over the Netherlands due to the Malaysian crash in Ukraine, now it is the turn of France, which had 51 citizens on this flight (also 26 citizens of Burkina and 20 Lebanese).
I am not always rational, so I was fantasizing about a soft crash on Saharan sands or something in that order, but this is not a world of fantasy.
I've been reading that the French army has been setting up a base camp on the site since they expect to be there so long collecting all of the plane and body fragments. I think that under such terrible circumstances, they are really lucky that the plane crashed in Mali where the French army was already present and it pretty much went without saying that they would be in charge of the investigation even if they say otherwise for diplomatic reasons. If the plane had crashed in Algeria, everything would have been ten times more complicated.