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Posted by Trini Kid - - 0 comments

Sup Travellers?! The last few days have seen as much as two planes crashes and there could be another one but Algerian officials have yet to discover the fate of a flight operated by Air Algerie carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso to Algiers, Algeria's capital.

According to reports from BBC, the flight disappeared from radar early Thursday and it has not been seen or heard from since.

Air navigation services lost track of Air Algerie Flight AH5017, a Swiftair MD-83 jet, about 50 minutes after takeoff from Ougadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso, at 1:55am GMT (9:55 pm ET on Wednesday night). That means Flight 5017 had been missing for hours before the news was made public.

The plane reportedly went missing while passing over Mali. 

"In keeping with procedures, Air Algerie has launched its emergency plan," Air Algerie officials, quoted by APS news agency (in French), said.

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."

Okay, so 298 people died last week when MH17 crashed and 48 more people died not long after when TransAsia Airways Flight 222 made an emergency landing in the outlying Penghu islands of the coast of Taiwan. And now there is this. 

This is the kind of news that makes me not want to travel in planes anymore.

The details about the Flight AH5017 are still sketchy but I will update you as more information is released. Let's hope that they find the plane this time with everyone on board in good health. Anyway, my name is Trinikid and you've just been informed.