BREAKING: Egypt Air Flight MS804 Completely Disappears From Radar
Breaking News: Wednesday night, Egypt Air flight MS804 has completely disappeared from radar 80 miles from Egypt airspace heading to Cairo from Paris, France. Search efforts are underway.
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UPDATE: Egyptian officials have confirmed that the plane has crashed but no cause has been given.
On the flight were 66 passengers and 10 crew members. The flight is a three and a half hour flight. Ahmed Abdel, the vice-chairman of EgyptAir so there was no distress call from the plane while talking to CNN.
He says search teams were informed the coordinates of where the aircraft lost contact and a rescue plane has arrived at that area.
Here is the last known position of the plane:
This is at the border of the flight information region (FIR) between Athens and Egypt, around 30/40 miles north of the Egyptian coast.
There are early indications of weather or mechanical problems. Analysts are starting to suspect terrorism.
The airline will provide more information as it becomes available. The airline operates in 75 locations.