Algeria Plane News: Air Algerie Flight Feared To Have Crashed In Mali

News about the Algeria plane crash made headlines after an Air Algerie flight carrying 110 passengers and six crew members went missing.

Algeria Plane News

According to the London Evening Standard, the Swiftair-chartered MD83 aircraft lost contact with air traffic control 50 minutes after taking off from Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso in west Africa. It was supposed to arrive in Algiers at 5:10 a.m. Thursday.

Among the people on board were at least fifty French nationals, 27 Burkina Faso nationals, 6 Lebanese, 5 Canadians, 4 Algerians, 2 Luxemburg nationals, 1 Swiss, 1 Nigerian, 1 Cameroonian and 1 Malian. The crew members were Spanish, the Algeria plane news report said.

In a statement, President Francois Hollande of France said they believe that the aircraft crashed in Mali. He added that "difficult weather conditions" prompted the pilot to change flight path.

Search teams have been deployed in the possible crash site, according to the Algeria plane news article.

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