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Air Algerie loses contact with its plane leaving Ouagadougou

Old 24th Jul 2014, 09:12
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Air Algerie loses contact with its plane leaving Ouagadougou

Air Algérie a perdu le contact avec un de ses avions - L'Express

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Old 24th Jul 2014, 09:14
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Aircraft was flying from Ouagadougou to Algiers. Airline has lost contact 50 Minutes after takeoff.
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Old 24th Jul 2014, 09:19
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Agence France Presse

ALGIERS: Air Algerie
said it lost contact with one of its aircraft nearly an hour after takeoff from Burkina Faso on Thursday bound for Algiers.
"Air navigation services have lost contact with an Air Algerie plane Thursday flying from Ouagadougou to Algiers, 50 minutes after takeoff," the airline said, cited by national news agency APS.


Read more:Air Algerie loses contact with plane over Africa | News , Middle East | THE DAILY STAR

(The Daily Star :: Lebanon News :: http://www.dailystar.com.lb)
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Old 24th Jul 2014, 09:37
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The l'Express feed is the AFP French feed. English news is the same source, translated by AFP. AFP's source is APS but its site (aps.dz) is taking a hammering right now.
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Old 24th Jul 2014, 09:50
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It says now (AFP) that the aircrfat was a DC9 chartered from a Spanish company. (no name given)
I think there are no longer DC9s in the EU register , so either it is an MD80 or a local African company.
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Portuguese charter, possibly.

Last edited by Bushfiva; 24th Jul 2014 at 10:18. Reason: This is incorrect, it's Spanish
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Old 24th Jul 2014, 09:56
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Swiftair reports one of their MD83's flew this route for Air Algerie. 110 pax + 6 crew
This is a photo of some sort of press release https://twitter.com/aeropuertoSDR/st...700096/photo/1
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Old 24th Jul 2014, 10:00
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@flightradar24: Spanish airline Swiftair was operating a MD83 as #AH5017 for of Air Algerie. Reports say that there were 110 pax + 6 crew onboard.
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Spain?s Swiftair says lost contact with plane en route to Algiers | Cyprus Mail
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Old 24th Jul 2014, 11:11
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Confirmed, Swiftair MD83.

Probably EC-LTV.

110 pax.
2 flight crew
4 cabin crew

Missing in North Mali presumably.
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Old 24th Jul 2014, 11:18
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An Algerian plane that went missing after taking off from Burkina Faso has crashed in Niger, private Algerian television station Elnahar reported.

The airliner crashed after crossing the airspace of Niamey, Niger's capital, the broadcaster said.

Air Algerie plane crashed in Niger | Africa | Daily Sabah

Not confirmed
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Old 24th Jul 2014, 11:31
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From a reliable source :
https://twitter.com/GerryS/status/492267161428062211
#AH5017 asked to deviate due to poor visibility and to maintain separation with another aircraft on Algiers-Bamako flight.

AFP airline source
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Old 24th Jul 2014, 11:34
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Aircraft at cruising level are not asked to deviate due bad visibility
Your reliable source is not so reliable.

There ARE reports of CB and TS activity in the area though.
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Old 24th Jul 2014, 11:38
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African satellite, albeit several hours after the event, do you see what I see?

Weather forecast Africa Satellite, Clouds, Astro, Sun over Africa, Middle East - Source: SAT24.com

ITCZ getting towards its most northerly at this time of year.

Agree re Chris Yates. Self appointed 'expert' would you say?
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Old 24th Jul 2014, 11:40
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BNO mentiones on Twitter @mpoppel
"All 6 crew members on missing airliner are SPANISH citizens - Spanish pilot union tells BNO News"

and
20 Lebanese nationals were on board missing airliner - consulate tells Daily Star""
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Old 24th Jul 2014, 12:06
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Breaking news on Air Algerie loses contact with flight, July 24, 2014 - breakingnews.com

Burkina Faso transport minister says Air Algerie flight had asked to change route due to stormy conditions

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Old 24th Jul 2014, 12:16
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Aircraft at cruising level are not asked to deviate due bad visibility
Your reliable source is not so reliable.
No one said they had.

He said

#AH5017 asked [ATC if they were allowed?] to deviate due to poor visibility and to maintain separation with another aircraft on Algiers-Bamako flight.
That's how I understand it anyway.
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Old 24th Jul 2014, 12:21
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At least 50 French citizens are on board although it has to be confirmed.
EC-LTV was recently chartered by Air Algerie on various routes.
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Old 24th Jul 2014, 12:39
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2 French Mirage 2000 are/will be send in the area to locate the aircraft.
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Old 24th Jul 2014, 13:12
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Algerian authority confirmed plane crash, 110 people on board and 6 crew members
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