Air Algerie flight AH5017 disappeared

Swiftair confirms an Air Algerie MD-83 with 116 people on board went missing early this morning.

The flight has disappeared from radar on a flight from Burkina Faso to Algiers.

Air navigation services lost track of the plane 50 minutes after takeoff.

The missing Air Algerie flight is a McDonnell Douglas MD-83 with 116 people on board: 110 passengers, 2 pilots and 4 cabin crew.