6 passengers and crew en route from Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso to Algeria, officials said.
Reports have it that the plane went missing after about 50 minutes. Air Algerie has initiated an “emergency plan” in the search for the flight.
"In keeping with procedures, Air Algerie has launched its emergency plan," Air Algerie officials, quoted by APS news agency, said.
The plane is chartered from Spanish airline Swiftair who said in a statement that the aircraft was an MD83 and that they were unable to establish contact with the plane. The company said in a notice posted on its website that the aircraft took off from Burkina Faso at 0117 local time and was supposed to land in Algiers at 0510 local time but never reached its destination.
What is happening to this world? Plane crash here and there, war everywhere... God help us!