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Algerian plane disappears from radar

A plane being operated by Air Algerie disappeared from radar Wednesday, approximately 50 minutes into its flight. According to authorities there were 110 passengers and six crew members on board Flight AH5017 that was going from Ouagadougou, Burkino Faso to Algiers. Contact was lost around 1:55 GMT, according to the official Algerian news agency. The incident occurred hours before it was reported to the public.

The owner of the plane, Swiftair, said it’s not possible to contact the plane and people are trying to figure out what happened to it. There were two pilots and four cabin staff on board in addition to the passengers. Air Algerie has launched its emergency plan.

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