Spanish Passenger jet with 110 on board missing
A Spanish airline Swiftair confirmed it had no contact with its MD-83 aircraft operated by Air Algeria announced on Thursday that one of its passenger planes with 110 passengers on board had gone miss
A Spanish airline Swiftair confirmed it had no contact with its MD-83 aircraft operated by Air Algeria announced on Thursday that one of its passenger planes with 110 passengers on board had gone missing. This was released in a brief statement carried by this country’s national news agency APS.
Air Algeria lost contact with one of its passenger aircraft nearly an hour after takeoff from Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso to Algiers, Algeria.
A company source told local news, that the missing aircraft was a McDonnell Douglas MD-83. and that 110 people of various nationalities are listed as being on board the flight.
The source said contact with the flight was lost while it was still in Malian airspace approaching the border with Algeria.
The plane was not far from the Algerian frontier when the crew was asked to make a detour because of poor visibility and to prevent the risk of collision with another aircraft on the Algiers-Bamako route.
Contact was lost after the change of course.
“Air navigation services have lost contact with an Air Algerie plane Thursday flying from Ouagadougou to Algiers, 50 minutes after takeoff,” a statement said.
It added that the company initiated an “emergency plan” in the search for flight AH5017, which flies the four-hour passenger route four times a week.