An Air Algerie flight that had taken off from Burkina Faso’s capital Ouagadougou went missing on Thursday.
Air traffic controllers lost contact with the plane 50 minutes after it took to the skies, reports said.
Algeria’s state news agency APS has confirmed that the plane has gone missing but is yet to give details about the number of passengers aboard flight AH 5017.
The plane was headed to Algiers, capital of Algeria. Air Algerie is the national carrier of Algeria.