There are not thought to be any survivors of Air Algerie flight AH5017, officials who have found the wreckage say.
General Gilbert Diendere, a member of the crisis unit in West Africa's Burkina Faso where the plane set off from, said his team of investigators had already inspected the crash site.
He added: "This team has confirmed that it has seen the remains of the plane, totally burned out and scattered on the ground. Sadly, the team saw saw no survivors."
Regional aviation officials said they had lost contact with the plane less than an hour after takeoff following a request by the pilot to change course due to bad weather.
Burkina Faso authorities said the passenger list included 51 French, 27 Burkinabe, eight Lebanese, six Algerians, five Canadians, four Germans, two from Luxembourg, one Cameroonian, one Belgian, one Egyptian, one Ukranian, one Swiss, one Nigerian and one Malian.