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Air Algerie - Algeria's national airline - says it has lost contact with one of its planes flying from Burkina Faso.
Contact was lost about 50 minutes after take-off from Ouagadougou, the airline is quoted by Algeria's state news agency as saying.
The passenger airline was bound for Algiers, it added.
Spanish airline Swiftair was said to be operating the flight chartered by Air Algerie. Swiftair has confirmed there were 110 passengers and six crew members aboard the aircraft.
An unnamed Air Algerie company source, speaking to AFP news agency, said: "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."
originally posted by: angelchemuel
Plane has come down in Mali possibly due to bad weather according to UN......BBC...
Airlines had been warned not to fly over Mali in recent days, Sky News understands. However, a senior French official said it is unlikely that fighters in Mali could shoot down a plane. They are known to have shoulder-fired weapons which could not hit an aircraft travelling at a cruising altitude of some 33,000ft. Sky's Alistair Bunkall said there are reports in the Algerian media that the plane crashed after running out of fuel. But given the plane was 50 minutes - or about 300 miles - into its journey that is unlikely to be a cause, he said. Swiftair has a fleet of more than 30 planes flying in Europe, Africa and the Middle East.