Photo de l’avion qui s’est écrasé en mer en Côte d’Ivoire après son décollage. Les vagues l’ont ramené sur la côte. Bilan à venir. /Koaci pic.twitter.com/ce23FJ9nFq— LesNews (@LesNews) October 14, 2017
A plane crashed into the sea during the takeoff from the Félix-Houphouët-Boigny International Airport near Abidjan, Ivory Coast at around 8:30 am local time.
A PEINE DÉCOLLER UN AVION S'ÉCRASE DANS L'EAU A DERRIÈRE WARF PORTBOUET EN Côte d'Ivoire 😭😭 pic.twitter.com/clfi6TI6OC— Kenneth Siby🇨🇮🇨🇮 (@KennethSiby) October 14, 2017
According to the preliminary reports it might be a cargo plane of a company that was carrying equipments for the French army, Koaci.com reports. Some media suggested it might be an Antonov An-26 cargo plane. According to Reuters, it was a propeller-engine cargo plane.
The Ivorian security minister said that four people from Moldova were killed in the crash, adding that four French citizens were among six injured. Reuters reported citing souces that the French nationals were soldiers; no official confirmation from Paris has been issued so far.
The plane's wreckage gradually was washed ashore near Port Bouet.