'More than 50' French passengers on board crashed Air Algérie jet

The MD-83 airliner, on loan from Spain's Swiftair, was carrying 110 passengers from Burkina Faso to Algeria early on Thursday.

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An Air Algérie flight crashed on Thursday en route from Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso to Algiers, an Algerian aviation official said, reports Reuters.