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UPDATE: 116 People Onboard Missing Plane

Updated: Thursday, July 24 2014, 07:24 AM CDT
UPDATE: (CBS2/FOX28) - 116 people were on board a plane that went missing early Thursday morning. 
Air traffic controllers lost contact with an Air Algérie passenger plane over Africa.
Traffic controllers lost contact with the plane around 4:30 in the morning; 50 minutes after takeoff.
Flight AH 5017 was headed to Algiers from Burkina Faso, in west central Africa.
Officials now say, based on the flight path, the plane may have been flying over Mali when controllers lost contact.
Malian diplomats say the capital city there was struck by a powerful storm overnight.
At this time, there have been no reports of a crash.
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AFRICA (CBS2/FOX28) - We now know that 116 people were on board a plane that has gone missing.
Early Thursday morning, air traffic controllers lost contact with an Air Algerie passenger plane over Africa.
Traffic controllers lost contact with the plane 50 minutes after takeoff; the plane was headed to Algiers from Burkina Faso; that's in west central Africa.
Right now, we don't know why they lost contact with flight AH 5017. There have been no reports of a crash.  UPDATE: 116 People Onboard Missing Plane


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