A flight operated by Air Algerie carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso to Algiers disappeared from radar and now appears to have crashed. The official Algerian news agency said air navigation services had lost track of the Swiftair plane 50 minutes after takeoff.
FOX News Radio's Paul Tilsley reports:
More and more confirmation is coming in from different sources that the Air Algerie MD-83 jet with 116 on board has crashed. An Algerian government official told reporters it has come down, and a French Foreign Ministry Official has told FOX News that it has crashed near in the northern region of Mali, and that two French fighter jets have located the wreckage.
In Johannesburg, Paul Tilsley, FOX News Radio.
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