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BREAKING: EgyptAir flight disappears from radar while traveling from Paris to Cairo

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.

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.

Stay tuned for further updates.