Medivac plane with seven on board disappears west of Senegal

DAKAR (Reuters) – A medical evacuation plane with seven people on board, including a French patient, disappeared west of Senegal on Saturday during a flight from Burkina Faso to Dakar, the Senegalese civil aviation authority said.

The private Senegalair plane from Ouagadougou disappeared from radar screens at 7:08 p.m. (1908 GMT) 118 km (74 miles) west of the Senegalese capital, it said in a statement.

Senegal’s armed forces were searching for the plane, the statement said.