EgyptAir flight carrying 56 passengers has crashed: Egyptian officials

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Paris, May 19: EgyptAir flight MS804 from Paris to Cairo with 56 passengers and 10 crew members onboard has crashed, Egyptian officials said. The flight disappeared from radar on Thursday morning. 

Greek defense minister on Thursday evening said, EgyptAir flight made abrupt turns, suddenly lost altitude just before vanishing from radar."

EgyptAir alight carrying 50 disappears

EgyptAir confirmed the news of its disappearance on Thursday morning and said: "An informed source at EGYPTAIR stated that Flight no MS804, which departed Paris at 23:09 (CEST), heading to Cairo has disappeared from radar."

The airlines confirmed the news on its official Twitter account and wrote that EGYPTAIR media centre will update as more information becomes available.

The airline released toll-free phone number for relatives of missing Flight 804 passengers.

The airlines said that the flight was at a height of 37,000 ft and disappeared after entering the Egyptian airspace with 10 miles. There were 59 passengers and 10 crew aboard, according to the airline.


"There were 30 Egyptians and 15 French nationals among passsengers on vanished flight," EgyptAir said. The airline said that there were no Americans on board missing Flight 804.

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