An Egyptair flight from Paris to Cairo with 66 passengers and crew on board has crashed in the Mediterranean sea early Thursday morning,
The airline said the Egyptair flight 804 was lost from radar at 2:45 a.m. local time when it was flying at 37,000 feet.
It said the airbus a320 had vanished 16 kilometers after it entered Egyptian airspace, around 280 kilometres off the country’s coastline north of the Mediterranean port city of Alexandria.
The aviation officials later said the plane crashed and that a search for debris was now underway
Egyptian military aircraft and navy ships were taking part in a search operation off Egypt’s Mediterranean coast to locate the plane.
Egyptair later said those on board included 15 French passengers, 30 Egyptians, one Briton, two Iraqis, one Kuwaiti, one Saudi, one Sudanese, one Chadian, one Portuguese, one Belgian, one Algerian and one Canadian.