Breaking: Egyptair Flight MS804 Vanishes Over Mediterranean Sea – Update: AP Confirms Plane has Crashed

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An EgyptAir flight MS804 vanished from radar tonight over the Mediterranean Sea.
The plane was en route from Paris to Cairo.

The plane disappeared after entering Egyptian airspace for 10 miles.

Sky News reported:

An EgyptAir flight from Paris to Cairo is thought to have crashed into the sea with 56 passengers and 10 crew on board.

Flight MS804 departed the French capital at 11.09pm (CEST) before vanishing, according to what the airline described as “an informed source”.

The airline said that the plane, which carried two babies and one child among its passengers, lost contact with radar at 2.45am Cairo time (1.45am BST). Its final contact with air control was 10 minutes earlier.

Update 2:30am CST – AP reports that the possibility that the plane has crashed has been confirmed.

Update 4:00am CST – French Official believes terrorist event “almost certainly caused by attack”

Update 4:20am CST – CNN reports that it is very rare that no communications this long since the plane went down

Update 7:00am CST – French Prime Minister confirms that plane crashed with 66 aboard.

 

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