EgyptAir plane crashes into the sea

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An EgyptAir flight MS804 which disappeared from radar screens flying from Paris to Cairo early Thursday (May 19) has crashed into the Mediterranean sea.

The plane crashed off the southern Greek island of Karpathos while in Egyptian airspace, a Greece aviation source told AFP.

The plane apparently disappeared from Greek radars at around 8.30am Singapore time, when it was in Egyptian airspace, the source said.


"It crashed around 130 nautical miles off the island of Karpathos."

The official said the last communication with the pilot was about three minutes before the plane disappeared, and that there had been no distress call. The Greek defence ministry said it had dispatched two search planes and a frigate to the area.

In a Facebook post, aircraft manufacturer Airbus confirmed the plane, an Airbus A320, "was lost at sea".



Twenty-six foreigners were among the 56 passengers on board, including 15 French citizens, a Briton and a Canadian, EgyptAir said.

Sources: Facebook, AFP, Flight Radar

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