Authorities Lose Contact With Air Algerie Aircraft
Authorities have lost contact with an Air Algerie aircraft traveling from Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso to Algiers, Reuters reports citing the Algerian state news agency.
"APS said authorities lost contact with flight AH 5017 an hour after it took off from Burkina Faso.
"Spanish private airline company Swiftair confirmed it had no contact with its MD-83 aircraft operated by Air Algerie, which it said was carrying 110 passengers and six crew. An Algieran official had earlier said it was an Airbus A320."
In a statement, Swiftair said the flight took off at 9:17 p.m. ET on Wednesday, and was supposed to arrive shortly after 1 a.m. ET. on Thursday.
"There is at this moment, no contact with the aircraft," Swiftair said.
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