French Military Charter Plane Crashed in Africa. Carrying Weapons and Mercenaries for "ISIS"?October 15, 2017
Someone from Africa, they didn't say which part or country, sent me a report (with pictures: 1, 2, 3) about a French-chartered plane that crashed in or near Port-Bouet Abidjan, Ivory Coast. The news media claims that the plane was on a regular logistics transport mission but there appear to be 2 timelines that seem to reveal that we're not being given the whole story. Which is what the message from Africa tried to point out, I assume.
I have looked into this and it is true that there are two distinct timelines in this story that together don't make any sense at all.
One of the timelines will have us believe that the Antonov (ER-AVB, msn 3204) crashed and lost radio contact with the Abidjan airport between 08:24 and 08:30 GMT.
DW: "Sidiki Diakite, Ivory Coast's security minister, told reporters: 'What we can say is that this morning around 8:30 [GMT] (10:30 CET), an Anatov plane crashed ... with 10 on board including crew members'." [Note here that an Anatov is a completely different airplane than an Antonov!)
Reuters: "The control tower in Abidjan lost contact with the plane at 8:24 a.m. (0824 GMT) during a heavy thunderstorm, Silue added."
Another timeline for the same event has "rescue workers" being called up between 06:00 and 06:30 GMT. That's roughly 2 hours difference and too early, or prior to the actual crash. If the crash happened at all - and at around 08:00 - 08:30 GMT.
CTV, Jakarta Post: "James Mobioh Aka, a rescue worker based near the airport, said he received a call around 0600 or 0630 GMT saying an aircraft had crashed in the sea."
What you have to understand here is that all reports with time stamps come with supposedly identified persons, so it are not anonymous rumors. Someone definitely screwed up here and might even lose his or her Christmas bonus over it.
The message from Africa claimed very strongly that all passengers were mercenaries and that they were being shipped into the G5 Sahel region (Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, and Niger) with weapons as part of a covert operation.
Well, that covert operation, if true, can't be anything else than supplying ISIS with fresh blood and arms because most of the "rebel" factions in the G5 Sahel region wave the infamous ISIS flag. Or so the news media wants us to believe.
In any event, the timelines (and plane types) don't match and someone is lying. So you have to ask yourself, why would they lie about a simple plane crash? If all the plane was doing was dropping of some crates of beer for the French soldiers in Ivory Coast or the G5 Sahel.