Winmalo Somda


Age: 39

Summary: Burkinabe Canadian project engineer for the wood products company Maibec, Inc. in the border town of Saint-Pamphile in southeast Quebec City, Canada 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 of 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 assitance of France's Bureau of Enquiry and Analysis for Civil Aviation Safety.

Cause of Death: Injuries sustained in a plane crash

Born: March 24, 1975

Died: July 24, 2014

Gossi, Mali