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Air Algerie flight, feared missing, lands after U-turn - reports

Air Algerie flight, feared missing, lands after U-turn - reports
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A passenger plane headed for Marseille reportedly fell off the radars after it turned around halfway through its flight over the Mediterranean.

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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
Air Algérie: le vol #AH1020 fait demi-tour et atterrit à l'aéroport d'Alger après une panne technique pic.twitter.com/LFnEWfW5ey

— Ennahar TV (@EnnaharTvFr) August 6, 2016

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

— DAILY SABAH (@DailySabah) August 6, 2016

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