An EgyptAir flight carrying total of 66 passengers and crew on a flight from Paris to Cairo disappeared from radar over the Mediterranean . Airline officials said they believed the plane has come down in the sea.
Egyptian Prime Minister Sherif Ismail said it was too early to say whether a technical problem or a terror attack caused the plane to crash, while visiting the Cairo airport, after missing plane.
EgyptAir Flight 804 was lost from radar at 2:45 a.m. local time when it was flying at 37,000 feet, the airline said. It said the Airbus A320 had vanished 10 miles (16 kilometers) after it entered Egyptian airspace, around 280 kilometers (175 miles) off the country’s coastline north of the Mediterranean port city of Alexandria.
French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault offered to send military planes and boats to join the Egyptian search for wreckage.
“We are at the disposition of the Egyptian authorities with our military capacities, with our planes, our boats to help in the search for this plane,” he said. He spoke after French President Francois Hollande held an emergency meeting at the Elysee Palace.
“We cannot exclude anything,” says Egypt PM