UPDATE: Air Algerie flight AH1020 traveling from Algiers to Marseille returned to Algiers due to a technical problem and landed safely, local media reports. Earlier the plane declared an emergency and subsequently disappeared from radars, prompting panic online.

EARLIER TODAY: Air Algerie flight AH1020 traveling from the Algerian capital of Algiers to Marseille declared an emergency before subsequently disappearing from radars following the plane’s path, according to online flight tracking sources.

Flight AH1020 is currently not tracked by Flightradar24. It’s either out of coverage or has already landed,” Flightradar24, an internet-based service that shows real-time aircraft flight information said.

The last recorded altitude of the plane was some 7,000 meters, according to information on the internet tracking website.

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LIVE: Air Algerie has declared an emergency and returning to Algiers


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The Boeing 736 is scheduled to land in Marseille at 5pm local time.

The website was unable to locate the plane. “The flight you’re trying to view has landed or is out of range of our tracking network,” a message stated.

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