|arya||Date: Thursday, 24-July-2014, 8:38 PM | Message # 1|
Algerian aviation authorities have lost contact with an Air Algerie plane flying over the Sahara.
More than 100 people are said to have been on board, nearly half of them French.
Air traffic control says communication was lost 50 minutes into the five-hour flight. The plane is thought to have been flying over Mali, but there is some confusion concerning events.
Flight AH 5017 was en route overnight from Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso to Algiers.
110 passengers and six crew were on board, according to the Spanish airline Swiftair, which owns the plane.