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Paris to Cairo Flight Crashes Into Mediterranean Sea, 66 On Board – Egyptian Officials

A plane with 56 passengers and 10 crew flying from Paris to Cairo went off radar screens at 00:45 GMT on early Thursday morning.

EgyptAir Flight MS804 departed from Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris at 23:09 GMT. The aircraft was heading for Cairo International Airport. According to the airline, there were a total of 66 people on board the plane, including 56 passengers.

EgyptAir said on its Twitter page:

“An EGYPTAIR official declared that EGYPTAIR A320 aircraft – flight number MS804 lost contact with radar above the Mediterranean Sea,”

The Egyptian Prime Minister Sherif Ismail doesn’t rule out terrorism as a cause of the plane’s disappearance.

Courtesy of Sputnik:

“According to Egypt Air, the making year of the Airbus A320 aircraft is 2003. The plane’s pilot has over 6,200 flying hours, including over 2,100 on Airbus 320, while the co-pilot has over 2,700 flying hours, Egypt Air said.

Egyptian aviation authorities are cooperating with the Greek authorities over the plane’s disappearance.”



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