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An EgyptAir plane that disappeared from radar early Thursday is believed to have crashed into the Mediterranean Sea, officials told the Reuters news agency.
Search and rescue teams from Egypt and Greece are currently looking for debris and any survivors, Egypt’s civil aviation ministry said.Cause of the crash is unknown at this time. However, the pilot had more than 6,000 hours of flight experience, the airline said. The co-pilot had nearly 3,000 flying hours.
EgyptAir Flight 804 departed Paris at 11:09 p.m., and was scheduled to land at 3:05 a.m., Cairo local time. It was at 37,000 feet when it vanished from radar at around 2:45 a.m. Cairo time. The Airbus A320 had been flying for about 3 hours and 44 minutes, according to flight tracker Flightradar24.
Flight MS804 was reportedly carrying 56 passengers and 10 crew. Earlier the airline said 59 passengers were aboard but then revised the figure. The passengers included 30 Egyptians, 15 French nationals, two Iraqis and one passenger each from Algeria, Belgium, Canada, Chad, Kuwait, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Sudan and the UK.
Relatives of passengers seeking more information can call +202-2598-9320 from outside Egypt. The French Foreign Ministry has also released an emergency phone number: +33 1 43 17 55 95.Read Full Story At The World Post