FLASH: EgyptAir disappears from radar between Paris and Cairo

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An EgyptAir flight on its way to Cairo from Paris disappeared from radar Wednesday night, according to a tweet from the airline.

“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 tweet read.

There were 56 passengers on board the Airbus A320 and 10 crew members, the airline said via Twitter. That number included two babies and a child, the airline said.

An EGYPTAIR official declared that EGYPTAIR A320 aircraft in its flight number MS804 lost contact with radar above the Mediterranean Sea.

— EGYPTAIR (@EGYPTAIR) May 19, 2016

about 280 KM from the Egyptian seacoast at 02:30 am CLT as the flight was expected to arrive Cairo Airport at 03:15 am CLT.

— EGYPTAIR (@EGYPTAIR) May 19, 2016

EGYPTAIR confirms that there are 56 passengers in addition to 10 cabin crew members onboard the aircraft.

— EGYPTAIR (@EGYPTAIR) May 19, 2016

the passengers’ nationalities are as follows:
– 15 French
– 30 Egyptian
– 1 British
– 1 Belgium
– 2 Iraqis
– 1 Kuwaiti
– 1 Saudi

— EGYPTAIR (@EGYPTAIR) May 19, 2016

– 1 Sudanese
– 1 Chadian
– 1 Portuguese
– 1 Algerian
– 1 Canadian

— EGYPTAIR (@EGYPTAIR) May 19, 2016

EGYPTAIR crisis center is following up with the concerned authorities and EGYPTAIR will issue any additional information once available.

— EGYPTAIR (@EGYPTAIR) May 19, 2016

EGYPTAIR has hosted the passengers’ families near to Cairo Airport and has provided doctors, translators and all the necessary services.

— EGYPTAIR (@EGYPTAIR) May 19, 2016

The families of the passengers were gathering at Cairo International Airport, where the airline was providing doctors, translators and other support and services. Several distressed family members collapsed at the airport, according to the Associated Press.

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Source:: PM Newspaper