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Jet Carrying 116 People Vanishes Over West Africa

NBC 6 South Florida

A commercial jetliner carrying 116 people disappeared over west Africa after losing contact with air traffic controllers early Thursday, a Spanish charter company said, NBC News reported. Air Algerie Flight AH5017 vanished from radar about 50 minutes after it took off from Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, according to the Algerian Press Service. The jet took off at 1:17 a.m. local time (9:17 p.m. ET on Wednesday) bound for Algiers, Algeria. Swiftair said 110 passengers and six crew were aboard the jet.

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