A passenger plane carrying 116 passengers, owned by Swift air has disappeared off the radar. The operators of the aircraft, say they lost contact with the flight just 50 minutes after take off this morning from Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. It was supposed to have arrived at Algiers' Houari Boumediene Airport about four hours later but it is nowhere to be found. They have issued a statement which reads in part;
"We have lost contact with the plane. At this moment, emergency services and our staff are working on finding out more on this development."
A report is that the plane crashed near the capital of Niger, Niamey as it flew through an area of turbulence.