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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

EgyptAir says Flight MS804 from Paris to Cairo has 'disappeared from radar'

EgyptAir says Flight MS804 from Paris to Cairo has 'disappeared from radar'

A radar map from the website of global flight tracking service Flightradar24 that shows the flight path of EgyptAir flight MS804 until it dropped off radar

Egyptian airline EgyptAir has said its Flight MS804, en route from Paris to Cairo, has "disappeared from radar."

In an Arabic-language Facebook post, EgyptAir cited an "official source" as saying the flight, which took off from Paris' Charles de Gaulle Airport at 11.09 p.m. Paris time had "disappeared from radar in the early hours of day today."

The post said that the flight was carrying 59 passengers and 10 crew members.

The airline also tweeted from its verified Twitter account that an "informed source" had confirmed the disappearance.

NBC News reported that the airline said plane was flying at nearly 37,000 feet and was about 80 miles from Egyptian airspace when it disappeared. NBC reported that it had been told by Egyptian authorities that a search operation was underway over the Mediterranean Sea.

This is a breaking news story. Please check back for more detail.

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