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Plane crashes after disappearing from Radar

  • Air Algerie flight operated by Swift Air lost contact about 50 mins after takeoff
  • 116 people aboard
Plane disappears from radar. Air Algerie Flight AH5017 never made it to destination
The logo of the Air Algerie company office, at the Opera avenue in Paris Thursday July 24, 2014. A flight operated by Air Algerie has disappeared from radar while traveling from Burkina Faso in West Africa to Algiers. Authorities say it was carrying over 100 passengers and crew when air navigation services lost track of the Swiftair plane 50 minutes after takeoff earlier this morning.

Breaking news this morning: A plane in Africa that dropped off the radar 50 minutes after taking off has crashed

The Air Algerie flight was going from Burkina Faso to Algeria.

The flight was operated by Swift Air out of Spain.

We know there are 116 people on board: 110 passengers and six crew members.

Stay with Morning Express, we’ll keep you updated on this story as we get more information.

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