An Air Algeria plane en route to Marseille has been forced to return to Algiers due to an unspecified technical failure.
The airline said the plane landed safely in the Algerian capital on Saturday around 30 minutes after take-off and no one was injured.
It said passengers are expected to board another plane for Marseille in southern France later in the day.
The airline didn’t immediately provide any more details about what caused the emergency.
Aviation monitor FlightRadar24 said they believed it to be a “coverage issue”, meaning the trackers were not able to track the plane for a while.
We believe Air Algérie #AH1020 to be a *coverage issue* NOT a missing aircraft. Our ADS-B coverage in Algeria is limited.— Flightradar24 (@flightradar24) August 6, 2016