EgyptAir flight MS804 which was travelling from Paris to Cairo has disappeared from radar.
The plane which is an Airbus A320 with flight number MS804 had 66 people on board including including 1 child and 2 infants in addition to 3 EGYPTAIR security personnel and 7 cabin crew.
The airline claimed there were 15 French, 30 Egyptian, 1 British, 1 Belgium, 2 Iraqis, 1 Kuwaiti, Saudi, Sudanese, Chadian, Portuguese, Algerian, Canadian each on board.
The EgyptAir flight 804 went missing around 00:45 GMT at a height of 37.000ft after entering the Egyptian airspace with 10 mileswhen it was in Egypt’s airspace. It is said to have lost contact with radar above the Mediterranean sea.
“An informed source at EGYPTAIR stated that Flight no MS804,which departed Paris at 23:09 (CEST),heading to Cairo has disappeared from radar,” the airline’s official twitter account said.
The Airline immediately gave out toll-free numbers for relatives of flight 804’s passengers both in and outside Egypt. The passengers’ families in Cairo were also hosted by the airline, providing the necessary information to the families.
The airline released a press release stating that the Prime Minister of Egypt is investigating the crisis.
The Egyptian Prime Minister is Following Up the situation of Flight MS804 from EGYPTAIR Crisis Center. Engineer Sherif Ismael, Egypt’s Prime Minister arrived to EGYPTAIR crisis center at Cairo Airport to follow up the situation of EGYPTAIR flight MS804 heading from Paris to Cairo. Engineer Ismael was presented with a detailed briefing about the situation from the crisis team and he has directed all the concerned authorities to take all necessary action for dealing with the crisis.
The reason for the disappearance of the airline is yet to be disclosed however authorities are said to be searching for the plane in the Mediterranean, which is where the plane lost contact with radar.
In March, a man who claimed to be wearing an explosive belt hijacked the EgyptAir flight bound for Cairo from Alexandria in order to give a letter to his estranged wife.