Algeria Plane Carrying 116 From Burkina Faso Has Crashed


A passenger’s flight belonging to Air Algerie with 116 on board en route from Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso to Algiers has crashed according to Algerian aviation official.

“I can confirm that it has crashed,” the Algerian official told Reuters, declining to be identified or give any details about what had happened to the aircraft on its way north.

According to a report, flight AH0517 disappeared from radar Thursday while flying over the Sahara desert.

Almost half of the passengers were French citizens, an airline official said.