Missing Air Algerie flight has crashed says Algerian aviation official

Photo: Missing Air Algerie flight has crashed says Algerian aviation official
 / Arab World

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.

Algerian aviation authorities have lost contact with an Air Algerie aircraft en route from Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso to Algiers with 119 passengers on board, about 50 minutes after take-off. The passenger list of a missing Air Algerie flight included 50 French citizens.

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