EgyptAir has confirmed that Flight MS804, carrying at least 56 passengers and 10 crew members from Paris to Cairo, has disappeared.
A spokesperson for Egypt’s aviation authority reportedly told SkyNews that the plane most likely crashed into the sea. Officials say search and rescue teams have been deployed.
An informed source at EGYPTAIR reported that EGYPTAIR Flight No MS 804 has lost communication with radar tracking system at 02:45 (CLT)
— EGYPTAIR (@EGYPTAIR) May 19, 2016
According to EgyptAir, the plane took off from Paris’ Charles De Gaulle Airport shortly after 11 p.m. local time. Officials say they lost contact with the flight at around 2:45 a.m. Cairo time.
Flightradar24’s tracking service shows the plane disappearing from radar over the Mediterranean Sea some 30 to 40 miles north of the Egyptian coast. According to EgyptAir, the plane was flying at 37,000 feet when it disappeared.
— Flightradar24 (@flightradar24) May 19, 2016
The plane lost contact around 30-40 miles north of the Egyptian coast at the Flight Information Region border between Greece and Egypt. It is also reported that the plane did not issue a distress call prior to the disappearance.
The missing EgyptAir flight has crashed. This is according to a statement from the airlines twitter account. There is no theory yet on why the plane went down.
This post will be updated as more information becomes available.