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A Swiftair MD-83 airplane is seen in this undated photo

Algeria’s national airline, Air Algerie, says it has lost contact with one of its planes [a SwiftAir MD-830 as above]  flying from Burkina Faso to Algiers across the Sahara.

Contact was lost about 50 minutes after take-off from Ouagadougou, the airline said.

The passenger airliner was last seen at 0155 GMT, it added. It should have landed at 0510.

Flight AH 5017 had 110 passengers and six crew on board, Spanish airline Swiftair, which owns the plane, said.

Algeria airliner missing on Sahara route from Burkina Faso (BBC)

UPDATE: Missing Air Algerie Flight Has Crashed