Air Algerie flight down

What a weird week.

I have just heard of the reports that Air Algerie flight ‪#‎AH5017 with 116 people onboard has crashed in Niger.

The aircraft reportedly lost contact 50 minutes after take-off and is likely to be carrying many French passengers.

The MD83 was  flying  from Ouagadougou,Burkina Faso, to AlgiersAlgeria and was operated by SwiftairS A . Swiftair is a Spanish airline which operates scheduled and charter, passenger and cargo flights in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East. 

This adds to a horror week in Europe with MH17, Asia with TransAsia 222 and now Africa. More people have died in plane crashes this week than died in the whole of 2013 (265 deaths).

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