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Air Algérie has lost contact with a plane coming from Ouagadougou

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Air Algeria announced Thursday it had lost contact with one of its aircraft 50 minutes after taking off from Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.

The air navigation services have lost contact with an Air Algeria plane ensuring Thursday Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso) Algiers binding, 50 minutes after takeoff, according to sources from the company.

"Air Algeria informs that the air navigation services had their last contact with flight 5017 AH ensuring Ouagadougou Algiers bond date 24 July at 1 hour 55 minutes GMT, 50 minutes after takeoff," said the source in a statement. "In accordance with company procedures, Air Algeria has started its emergency plan," the source added.

According to its website, Air Algeria provides four weekly flights to Ouagadougou, including a Thursday from the capital. A source in the company said that the device in question is a DC9, chartered by Air Algeria from a Spanish company which it did not disclose the name.

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