CAIRO — Just two months after an EgyptAir flight was hijacked and forced to land in Cyprus, another crisis has hit Egypt's national carrier, after a plane went missing mid flight.
Al Jazeera reports that Egypt Air flight 804 bound for Cairo left Paris' Charles de Gaulle airport at 11:09 p.m. on Thursday.
The plane was travelling at an altitude of 37,000 feet and had just entered Egyptian airspace when it disappeared from radar at 2:45 a.m. local time, just 20 minutes before it was due to land.
56 passengers and 10 crew members were on board the Airbus A320 aircraft. This included 30 Egyptians, 15 French nationals, two Iraqis, and one national each from the United Kingdom, Kuwait, Belgium, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Chad, Portugal, Canada and Algeria.
Rescue efforts are underway in the Mediterranean Sea at the site where contact was lost, 174 miles north of the Egyptian coast.
Though no official confirmation of the crash has been made, airline and Egyptian civil aviation officials believe the plane fell into the sea, according to Reuters.
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