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EgyptAir: Flight has disappeared from radar

Posted at 9:51 PM, May 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-19 06:56:55-04

An EgyptAir flight en route to Cairo from Paris disappeared from radar shortly after entering Egyptian airpsace, the airline said in a series of tweets Wednesday night.

According to the airline, 66 people were on board, including one child, two infants, three security personnel and seven cabin crew members.

EgyptAir flight 804 left Paris Charles De Gaulle Airport at 11:09 p.m. It lost contact with the radar tracking system at 2:45 a.m. at 37,000 feet, after entering Egyptian airspace, above the Mediterranean Sea. (Both France and Egypt are in the same time zone.)

The aircraft is an Airbus A320 that was manufactured in 2003, the airline stated. 

"The aircraft pilot has 6275 of flying hours including 2101 flying hours on Airbus 320," EgyptAir tweeted. The co-pilot has 2766 flying hours, according to the airline. 

Rescue teams have been deployed, the airline said.

The airline is posting updates on their Twitter page: twitter.com/EGYPTAIR