An Air Algerie flight carrying 110 passengers and six crew members disappeared from radar early on Thursday morning between Burkina Faso and Algeria. CCTV and Algerian Ennahar TV report it went down in Niger.
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“Air navigation services have lost contact with an Air Algerie plane Thursday flying from Ouagadougou to Algiers, 50 minutes after take-off,” the airline said, cited by national news agency APS.
An Algerian official was quoted as saying that the missing plane is Airbus A320 carrying 110 passengers.
There were likely many French passengers on the Air Algerie flight which disappeared en route from Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso to Algiers, France’s transport minister said.
“There were likely French people on board, and if there were French people on board there were certainly many of them,” Frederic Cuvillier told reporters.