Summary: German-born French surgeon and one of the co-founders of the Remiremont, France-based relief organization Oxygene Association that supports humanitarian projects to the care of orphans in Burkina Faso who was among one of more than 116 passengers and crew members reported missing and presumed dead aboard on the ill-fated Air Algerie Flight 5017 passenger jet when the Swiftair-operated aircraft en route from Burkina Faso to Algiers, Algeria had disappeared off the radar about fifty minutes after take-off before plummeting in the desert sands in northern Mali due to a series of severe sandstorms, in which it became the third fatal commercial airliner accident in a one-week span following the July 17 shoot-down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 and the crash of TransAsia Airways Flight 222 on July 23, 2014 but the cause of the crash is not yet known as Malian authorities were conducting an investigation with the assistance of France's Bureau of Enquiry and Analysis for Civil Aviation Safety.
Cause of Death: Injuries sustained in a plane crash
Born: May 19, 1958
Died: July 24, 2014
Location: Gossi, Mali