Algerian passenger plane disappears off radar over West Africa 6 years ago

Algerian passenger plane disappears off radar over West Africa

Breaking news from West Africa as an Algerian passenger plane carrying 110 passengers has disappeared off of radar.

Air Algerie’s Flight AH5017 was reported missing since 2am local time as it was supposed to land in its destination of Algiers at 5.10am after taking off from Burkina Faso at 1.17am local time.

Sky News originally reported that the plane in question was an Airbus A320 carrying 110 passengers and six-crew when it vanished off of radar just 50 minutes into the flight. However, according to FlightRadar24, the plane in question was a McDonnell Douglas MD-83 (pictured below).

Speaking about the incident an Air Algerie spokesperson said: "In keeping with procedures, Air Algerie has launched its emergency plan”.

Translation: "At the moment, unfortunately we do not have more information than you. We will give you all the latest live."

Pic via Air Algerie - Facebook

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