Air Algerie plane goes down

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    http://news.yahoo.com/algeria-lost-contact-air-algerie-aircraft-aps-state-092354165.html

    APS said authorities lost contact with flight AH 5017 an hour after it took off from Burkina Faso, although other officials gave other timings, adding to confusion about the fate of the flight and where it might be.

    Spanish private airline company Swiftair confirmed it had no contact with its MD-83 aircraft operated by Air Algerie, which it said was carrying 110 passengers and six crew.

    The company said in a notice posted on its website that the aircraft took off from Burkina Faso at 0117 GMT (2117 ET) and was supposed to land in Algiers at 0510 GMT but never reached its destination.

    An Algerian aviation official said the last contact Algerian authorities had with a missing Air Algerie aircraft carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso to Algiers was at 0155 GMT when it was flying over Gao, Mali.
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    They tried to re-route the plane shortly after takeoff to avoid a strong storm. It's unclear whether or not the plane did so.
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    Interesting. 2 planes in a couple of weeks, plus the Malaysian flight earlier this year, downed, or lost.

    Could there be a pattern brewing?
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    Aliens/UFOs??
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