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The IACAC's thoughts and prayers are with the families, friends, and loved ones of Air Algerie flight 5017. We pray also for our colleagues at Paris CDG airport and all responders to this tragedy elsewhere in the world.
As you probably have heard. The Air Algérie flight AH5017 operating from Ouagadougu, Burkina Faso to Algier last night crashed in Mali less for an unknown reason. The plane was carrying at least 110 passengers plus 6 crew members, 51 of them were French. Although it is not confirmed yet, it is unlikely that there will be any survivor. Some passengers were supposed to fly to CDG and other French airports.
Please keep the families and friends of those disappeared in your thoughts and prayers as well as the teams searching for the plan and those taking care of the families (crises centers have opened in different places as some passengers were supposed to fly from Algier to other destinations, including Marseilles, Orly and CDG).
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
We ask you to pray for the families and friends of the crew and passengers of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 so tragically shot from the sky yesterday.
Also please pray for comfort and support to be given to the staff of Malaysia Airlines who are devastated by this second tragedy within such a short time.
May those emergency workers faced with the task of retrieving the remains of the airliner be given strength and support for their work.
As the passengers of MH17, came from many countries please pray for each other as we offer solace and support to the families of those who lost their lives and to the airport staff involved, particularly remember our colleagues in Amsterdam from where the flight originated.
KLM is code sharer with Malaysia Airlines. So many Dutch victims on board. Although: nationality doesn't matter, we mourn all the people who were killed, and their beloved ones! When it is true that the plane is shot down we continue to believe that nationality doesn't matter: we pray for all involved in this tragedy. May God, who says his name is 'I shall be there' be with all his children, religious or not.
The thoughts and prayers of the International Association of Civil Aviation Chaplains are with the families, friends, and loved ones of all those who have lost their lives in such drastic circumstances of the MH17 disaster along with the management and crews of Malaysia Airlines. The IACAC condemns this and any acts of violence against civil aviation objects anywhere in the world. Civil aviation chaplains are serving at Amsterdam Schiphol airport and elsewhere in the world to help those affected by the tragic news.
We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give.
Sir Winston Churchill
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