[BREAKING] Algerian Aviation Officer Says Air Algerie Plane #AH5017 Has Crashed
An Air Algerie flight that went missing en route from Burkina Faso to Algiers has crashed, an Algerian aviation official told Reuters on Thursday. "I can confirm that it has crashed," the official said, declining to give details of where the plane was or what caused the accident.
Air navigation services lost track of Air Algerie Flight AH5017, a Swiftair MD-83 jet, about 50 minutes after takeoff from Ougadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso, at 1:55am GMT (9:55 pm ET on Wednesday night), the official Algerian news agency said. That means Flight 5017 had been missing for hours before the news was made public.
Earlier, The Air Algerie Flight AH5017 Lost Contact With Algeria An Hour Into The Flight To Algiers
Algeria's national airline, Air Algerie, says it has lost contact with one of its planes flying from Burkina Faso.
Algerian aviation authorities have lost contact with an Air Algerie aircraft en route from Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso to Algiers, about 50 minutes after take-off, the APS state news agency reported on Thursday