|Air Algerie flight 'probably crashed' in Mali|
|News - St Augustine Area & St Johns County|
ALGIERS, Algeria — An Air Algerie flight carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso to Algeria’s capital disappeared from radar early Thursday over northern Mali during a rainstorm, officials said. France deployed fighter jets to search for wreckage and the country’s president said the plane most likely crashed.
The MD-83 vanished less than an hour after takeoff from Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso.
Air Algerie Flight 5017 was operated by Spanish airline Swiftair, which owns the plane.
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