Thursday, 24 July 2014

Algerian Plane with 116 people on board goes missing after take off from Burkina Faso

An Air Algerie Flight AH 5017 which took off  this morning from Burkina Faso's capital Ouagadougou has lost contact with traffic controllers.This happened 50 minutes after take off..
The company said in a notice posted on its website that the aircraft took off from Burkina Faso and was supposed to land in Algiers at 0510 local time but never reached its destination....

The contact was said to have been lost when the plane was flying over Mali, but officials claim the rebels don't have sophisticated weapons capable of shooting down a plane like the pro-Russian rebels did to Malaysian Airlines..

According to AFP,Flight AH 5017 flies the Ouagadougou-Algiers route four times a week...The missing aircraft has 110 passengers and six crew on board..

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