EgyptAir Flight MS804 from Paris to Cairo disappears

– Flight MS804, a Paris-to-Cairo passenger plane
carrying 66 people, disappeared off radar
– Search and rescue teams have been deployed to
locate the Airbus A320
EgyptAir flight MS804 heading from Paris to Cairo has
disappeared from radar with 66 people on board,
including two babies and one child.

The plane, an Airbus A320, left Paris, France at 11.09pm
local time on Wednesday night and was lost from ground
radar at 2.30am Cairo time around 16km inside Egyptian
airspace.
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The plane vanished somewhere over the Mediterranean
Sea, around half an hour before it was scheduled to arrive.
No distress signal had been sent, according to the airline’s
vice-chairman, Ahmed Abdel.
EGYPTAIR A320 was at a height of 37.000ft,
and disappeared after entering the Egyptian
airspace with 10 miles.
4:41 AM – 19 May 2016
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An informed source at EGYPTAIR
reported that EGYPTAIR Flight No MS 804
has lost communication with radar
tracking system at 02:45 (CLT)
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It was carrying 56 passengers and 10 crew: two cockpit
crew, five cabin crew and three security personnel.
EgyptAir has published a list of passengers by
nationality: 15 French, 30 Egyptian, 1 British, 1 Belgium, 2
Iraqis, 1 Kuwaiti, 1 Saudi, 1 Sudanese, 1 Chadian, 1
Portuguese, 1 Algerian, 1 Canadian.
Special teams from the Egyptian Armed
Forces were are at site located for inspection
and rescue.
5:48 AM – 19 May 2016
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An informed source at EGYPTAIR
declared that its flight number MS804
had 56 passengers on board.
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The pilot has more than 6,000 hours of flight experience,
including more than 2,000 hours flying the same model
aircraft, EgyptAir said. The co-pilot has nearly 3,000 flying
hours.
An EGYPTAIR official declared that EGYPTAIR
A320 aircraft in its flight number MS804 lost
contact with radar above the Mediterranean
Sea.
6:39 AM – 19 May 2016
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The concerned authorities had been notified about the
incident, search and rescue teams were now looking for the
aircraft.
EGYPTAIR has hosted the passengers’ families
near to Cairo Airport and has provided
doctors, translators and all the necessary
services.
6:42 AM – 19 May 2016
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An EGYPTAIR official declared that
EGYPTAIR A320 aircraft in its flight
number MS804 lost contact with radar
above the Mediterranean Sea.
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French president François Hollande has already spoken to
his Egyptian counterpart, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. The French
government will hold an emergency meeting to the
circumstances of the aircraft’s disappearance.
In March this year, an EgyptAir plane was hijacked and
diverted to Cyprus. The attacker later surrendered and all
hostages were released.
Last October, a Russian passenger plane flying from Sharm
el-Sheikh crashed over the Sinai peninsula killing all 224
people on board . The plane was reportedly brought down
by an explosive device.
This is a developing story, check back for updates!

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