An Egyptian official has said a missing EgyptAir plane from Paris to Cairo, known to have disappeared off air-traffic radar while over the Mediterranean sea is believed to have crashed.
EgyptAir Flight MS804 was carrying 66 people and was 10 miles into the Egyptian airspace when it disappeared after taking off three-and-a-half hours earlier from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport.
EgyptAir said there were 56 passengers which included 30 Egyptians, 15 French, two Iraqis, and one each of Britain, Sudan, Chad, Portugal, Algeria, Canada, Belgium, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia.
The French government said President Francois Hollande spoke with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, and they agreed to “closely co-operate to establish the circumstances” in which the flight disappeared.
A search and rescue effort is being planned by the Egyptian and Greek authorities.