July 24th, 2014
10:46 AM ET

Was Weather a Factor for Air Algerie Flight 5017?

Air Algerie Flight 5017 disappeared from tracking radar early Thursday morning at around 2am local time.

The flight was approximately 50 minutes after its departure from Ougadougou, Burkina Faso in western Africa.

During that time period, thunderstorms were observed to the north of the airport and along the flight path to Algiers, Algeria.

CNN's Indra Petersons examined the weather that could have impacted the plane and the source of these storms.

Satellite at the time that the plane went missing from radar.

Satellite at the time that the plane went missing from radar.

Flight path from flightradar24.com

Flight path from Flightradar24.com

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