A passenger plane headed for Marseille reportedly fell off the radars after it turned around halfway through its flight over the Mediterranean.
An Air Algerie flight headed for the southern French city of Marseille turned around and landed in Algiers after a technical problem on Saturday, Algerian TV station Ennahar reports.
#URGENT— Ennahar TV (@EnnaharTvFr) August 6, 2016
Air Algérie: le vol #AH1020 fait demi-tour et atterrit à l'aéroport d'Alger après une panne technique pic.twitter.com/LFnEWfW5ey
Earlier reports from media and the flight tracking website Flightradar24.com said the passenger plane, said to be a Boeing 737-600, had disappeared from radars roughly halfway through its flight over the Mediterranean.
Passenger jet declares mid-air emergency during flight to Marseille https://t.co/1mgIW6AXsX— Evening Standard (@standardnews) August 6, 2016
BREAKING — Air Algerie flight AH1020 from Algiers to Marseille declared emergency mid air; disappears from radar pic.twitter.com/743UnM48lk— DAILYSABAH (@DailySabah) August 6, 2016