Two French fighter jets based in West Africa have been sent to search for a missing Air Algerie flight, a French army spokesman said.
"Two Mirage 2000 jets based in Africa were dispatched to try to locate the Air Algerie plane that disappeared on Thursday," French army spokesman Gilles Jaron said.
"They will search an area from its last known destination along its probable route."
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