An EgyptAir flight carrying 66 people vanished from radar en route from Paris to Cairo, Egypt, the airline tweeted early Thursday morning local time.
EgyptAir said the flight lost contact with radar at 2:45 a.m. Cairo time (8:45 p.m. EDT) and was within 80 miles (10 minutes) of landing in Cairo.
An informed source at EGYPTAIR stated that Flight no MS804,which departed Paris at 23:09 (CEST),heading to Cairo has disappeared from radar.— EGYPTAIR (@EGYPTAIR) May 19, 2016
The Airbus A320 Flight 804 was last seen 10 miles after entering the Egyptain air space, the Associated Press said.
A spokesman for the Egyptian civil aviation agency believes the airplane likely crashed into the Mediterranean Sea.
The 66 people on board included 56 passengers and 10 crew members.
"At that time, clear skies were in place across northern Egypt and the eastern Mediterranean Sea," AccuWeather Meteorologist Dan Pydynowski said.
Search and rescue teams are now deployed in search for the missing plane.
EGYPTAIR has contacted the concerned authorities and bodies and inspection is underway through the rescue teams.— EGYPTAIR (@EGYPTAIR) May 19, 2016
Stay tuned for further updates.