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Algerie Flight AH5017 disappears from radar over North Africa

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An Air Algerie flight from Burkina Faso to Algiers carrying over 100 people has disappeared from radar on a flight from Burkina Faso to Algiers, the official Algerian news agency said Thursday. (www.cbc.ca) Ещё...

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sgbelverta
sharon bias 8
The MD80 family of planes have been good little work horses. But storms with heads above 40,000 feet would be a challenge for any plane. And tropical storms can develop so quickly. This is a situation where the Black Boxes will be critical to understanding the crash. I hope they are found undamaged. The timing is so sad because these folks will never get the attention their lost lives deserve.
AWAAlum
AWAAlum 2
Aeronautically speaking, imagine you're reading a 5-yr-old's post - am I wrong in thinking no matter how quickly a storm cues up, the crew would have the opportunity to radio it was encountering unstable weather to request a change of route? I've heard tropical storms come up quickly, but surely weather equipment shows something brewing out there. Anyone?
preacher1
preacher1 3
He called for a route change on account of wx
AWAAlum
AWAAlum 1
Gosh, I need to work on my reading comprehension. I went back and re-read the article before posting that and STILL didn't see that. I'm worried about me!
preacher1
preacher1 3
travel

The plane sent its last message around 9:30 p.m. ET asking Niger air control to change its route because of heavy rains in the area, Burkina Faso Transport Minister Jean Bertin Ouedraogo said.
preacher1
preacher1 1
kwu20001
kev wu 3
This has been a very bad year for aviation :( My deepest condolences to the friends and family of victims to this Air Algiers flight, the TransAsia crash, MH17 & MH370
thompson36532
Peter Thompson 0
It's been more of a year defined by poor judgment and human behavior when it comes to war than a problem with aviation in general, in my opinion.
preacher1
preacher1 3
Well, what you say is the truth so far. It will be interesting to see the outcome of all of it, especially this one. Kinda sounds like wx may have played a role in this one and the TransAsia. Guess we'll have to wait for the boxes on these 2. They have them on TranAsia and last I heard, 1 had been recovered on this one; don't know which.
yr2012
matt jensen 2
Three current threads on same subject
yr2012
matt jensen 2
The wreckage of the Air Algeria plane that went missing Thursday has been found about 50 kilometres (31 miles) from the border of Burkina Faso near the village of Boulikessi in Mali
yr2012
matt jensen 2
Why can't I find the flight on this website?
PeteDiddy4142
Peter Wine 1
UPDATE: #AH5017 Spanish Swiftair MD83 registration EC-LTV, leased to Air Algerie. 116 souls onboard. Lost contact 50 minutes after takeoff.
jet4ang
jet4ang 1
I have one big fat Greek question (I'm Greek, LOL). Why is the intentional shooting down of an airliner considered a "crash"? Did it miss an approach, hit inclement weather, flame out, or stall? Any of these, yes, but a missile tearing you to shreds is not a crash, at least per my understanding.
preacher1
preacher1 1
Never really thought about it but it came out of the sky and hit the ground, killing everybody. What should it be called??
jet4ang
jet4ang 1
How about a terrorist attack? I'm thinking it was already destroyed before it the ground?
preacher1
preacher1 1
Well, it still crashed. This is not verified but here is a link to a video supposedly of it coming down. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=DaQzMv89eeo
jet4ang
jet4ang 1
Actually that video supposedly isn't MH17 according to this post.

Dear non-russian speaking youtube members. This is not Malaysian plane downed in Ukraine. On this video you can see the Ukrainian military plane AN-30 downed by pro-russian separatists a couple of days before MH-17 accident.
preacher1
preacher1 1
Well, like I said, it wasn't verified and I don't speak Russian. It was sent to me. I'll still call MH17 a crash, regardless of cause.
jet4ang
jet4ang 0
I'm not arguing but from what I saw on other videos of different aircraft, the term they used was "shot down". Anyway, it's great chatting with you. I read your posts all the time and enjoy what you have to say. I'm off to work so have a great day.
preacher1
preacher1 2
10-4, LOL, don't work too hard.
preacher1
preacher1 2
Just in the For What it's worth dept. It was shot down but when it impacted the ground, it became a crash.LOL
AWAAlum
AWAAlum 1
Seems it's now "official" - http://news.yahoo.com/air-algerie-ah5017-plane-disappears-115228417.html
ColinSeftel
Colin Seftel 1
For more detail, see http://www.news24.com/Africa/News/Wreckage-of-missing-Algerian-airliner-found-in-Mali-20140724
Mnresende1973
Marcelo nascimento resende Resende 1
Que Deus conforte todas famílias das vítimas.
ssjan
Jan F 1
(Duplicate Squawk Submitted)

Air Algérie plane lost over Mali

On Thursday, an African airline lost contact with a plane after takeoff from Burkina Faso, bound for Algeria.
Air Algérie flight 5017, an MD-83, had 110 passengers with six crewmembers. It took of from Ouagadougou bound for Algiers, but 50 minutes later the aircraft was lost. The plane was registered EC-LTV.

http://jansaviation.com/news.php?art=aircraft-lost-over-africa
yr2012
matt jensen 1
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — A flight operated by Air Algerie and carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso to Algeria's capital disappeared from radar early Thursday, the plane's owner said.

Air navigation services lost track of the Swiftair MD-83 about 50 minutes after takeoff from Ougadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso, at 0155 GMT (9:55 p.m. EDT Wednesday), the official Algerian news agency said. That means that Flight 5017 had been missing for hours before the news was made public.
KDSM
Tim Swift 1
(Duplicate Squawk Submitted)

Air Algerie Plane Missing: Flight AH5017 Disappears From Radar

AOMAR OUALI AP Jul 24, 2014 07:20 am
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — A flight operated by Air Algerie and carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso to Algeria's capital disappeared from radar early Thursday, the plane's owner said.
Air navigation services lost track of the Swiftair MD-83 about 50 minutes after takeoff from Ougadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso, at 0155 GMT (9:55 p.m. EDT Wednesday), the official Algerian news agency said. That means that Flight 5017 had been missing for hours before the news was made public....

http://huff.to/1Aa9FWV
KDSM
Tim Swift 0
Excuse me this was already posted. Will delete when I can get to my desktop.
RobLAL
Rob Schellinger 0
Crashed in Niger

http://rt.com/news/175264-algeria-plane-crash-ah5017/
yr2012
matt jensen 1
Not in Niger. The wreckage of the Air Algeria plane that went missing Thursday has been found about 50 kilometres (31 miles) from the border of Burkina Faso near the village of Boulikessi in Mali
ColinSeftel
Colin Seftel -1
More details at http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/air-algerie-flight-ah5017-disappears-from-radar-over-north-africa-1.2716455. Apparently the plane is an Airbus A320, not an MD83.
ssjan
Jan F 3
Swiftair, the operator, confirmed it was an MD-83
yr2012
matt jensen 2
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — A flight operated by Air Algerie and carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso to Algeria's capital disappeared from radar early Thursday, the plane's owner said.

Air navigation services lost track of the Swiftair MD-83 about 50 minutes after takeoff from Ougadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso, at 0155 GMT (9:55 p.m. EDT Wednesday), the official Algerian news agency said. That means that Flight 5017 had been missing for hours before the news was made public.

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