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Passenger Jet Carrying 116 Vanishes From Radar - Algeria

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  1. Leith

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    Getting quite weird now and upsetting. Hope this plane gets found this time and everyone's alive. Starting to get repetitive too.
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    Link: http://news.sky.com/story/1306685/passenger-jet-carrying-116-vanishes-from-radar

    A passenger plane has disappeared from radar while flying from the West African country of Burkina Faso.

    The jet carrying 110 passengers and six crew was flying from Burkina Faso's capital Ouagadougou to Algiers when it vanished around 50 minutes into the flight.

    "In keeping with procedures, Air Algerie has launched its emergency plan," Algeria's APS state news agency quoted the airline as saying.

    Flight AH5017 is owned by Spanish private airline Swiftair and operated by Air Algerie.

    Swiftair said the aircraft took off from Burkina Faso at 1.17am local time and was supposed to land in Algiers at 5.10am local time but never reached its destination.

    The McDonnell Douglas MD-83 had been missing for hours before news of its disappearance was made public.

    Its flight path was not immediately clear.

    Ouagadougou is in a nearly straight line south of Algiers, passing over Mali where unrest continues in the north of the country.

    Airlines had been warned not to fly over Mali in recent days.

    However, a senior French official said it is unlikely that fighters in Mali could shoot down a plane.

    They are known to have shoulder-fired weapons which could not hit an aircraft travelling at a cruising altitude of some 33,000ft.
     
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  2. crackarama

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    Getting strange now...
     
  3. sagarbest

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    dafuq is wrong these days :S
     
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  4. oscilay

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    Just shared this too. It looks like flying is becoming less and less safe.
     
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  5. Slim.

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    This is really starting to get strange. Hope they find this one.
     
  6. DatMoney

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    Very strange. Such events are happening every day now :(
     
  7. gr8money

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    Hope they find it soon. Wats up with this nowadays...
     
  8. ShadeDream

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    Talk about planes being a safe mode of transport... I never trusted this.
     
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  9. nightbat

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    WTF is happening these past few days??!! No one is going to feel safe traveling anymore.
     
  10. seopencil

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    omg not again

    hope they all are ok
     
  11. Trepanated

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    I think this is one of the unfortunate side-effects of a ubiquitous and instant media.

    A report about a plane being shot down, or a school shooting is seen immediately by hundreds of millions of people.

    And whilst most of them think 'oh my word, that's awful'

    Some of them think 'that's a good idea'
     
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  12. mancar487

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    Very strange indeed to have planes vanishing in 2014!!
     
  13. darkhorse30

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    very very strange. whats really going on.
     
  14. koolbrian

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    Whats going on with the airplanes?? Seems like crashing and disappearing is becoming a day to day event now :S May be we will have to stay at home this summer, not trip :(
     
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    Today I read that they flew over yet another war zone and then the signals have gone.

    Hope they are alive and safe.
     
  16. kappa84

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    I fly like 10-12 times/year....this is just scary.
     
  17. Leith

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    Update: Read from a few sources that the plane has crashed into the Niger River of Western Africa. Shocking to hear. Prayers go out to loved ones.
     
  18. Duffers5000

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    Well its been a bad week but statistically theres never been a safer time to fly http://www.planecrashinfo.com/cause.htm

    Considering the skys are like highways these days the amount of planes that go down is amazingly low.
     
  19. UrsuAke

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    Either alien abductions or people getting kidnapped for experiments by some secret government organization.

    Leaving the joke aside I thought that a plane has GPS trackers monitored by satellites so you can always pinpoint it's location, always!

    Anyway, this is fishy... First the malaysian flight, then the crash in Ukraine, now this?! A plane cannot vanish in 2014, this is bullshit. Come on, they can track your phone in any circumstances but they can't track a plane?! How retarded do they think we are?
     
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    Very! Sadly true.
     
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