Air Algerie flight MH5017, a Swiftair plane flying from Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso to Algiers, with 110 passengers and 6 crew on board, disappears from radar at 0155 GMT. Air navigation loses track of the plane 50 miles after take off. The flight is missing for hours before the news is made public. The flight path is unknown at this time. Air Algerie states:
In keeping with procedures, Air Algerie has launched its emergency plan.