Algeria lost contact with Air Algerie aircraft - APS state news agency

ALGIERS, July 24 Thu Jul 24, 2014 5:20am EDT

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ALGIERS, July 24 (Reuters) - Algerian aviation authorities have lost contact with an Air Algerie aircraft en route from Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso to Algiers, about 50 minutes after take-off, the APS state news agency reported on Thursday.

APS gave no details on the the number of passengers aboard flight AH 5017. (Reporting by Patrick Markey and Hamid Ould Ahmed; Editing by Alison Williams)