EgyptAir missing flight: What we know

An EgyptAir flight from Paris to Cairo lost contact with radar early Thursday morning with 66 passengers and crew on board.

Here's what we know.

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Egypt’s Civil Aviation ministry said in a statement that “floating material,” including life jackets and plastic items, have been found in the sea off the Greek island of Karpathos, close to the suspected site of the EgyptAir plane crash.

The ministry says it is coordinating with Greek counterparts to examine what they have found and to determine whether the items could be part of the debris from the plane that crashed.

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The plane disappeared from radar over the Mediterranean Sea early Thursday and crashed, French President Francois Hollande confirmed in a news conference. Hollande said it was too early to determine the cause of the crash. Greek officials said the jet apparently made two sharp turns then suddenly lost altitude before vanishing from radar. EgyptAir said the Airbus A320 commercial airline jet lost radar contact at 2:45 a.m. local time at 37,000 feet. The aircraft normally travels the 1,993-mile distance from Paris to Cairo in 4 hours and 20 minutes. Egypt’s state news agency quoted Prime Minister Sherif Ismail as saying there was no "distress call."

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