EgyptAir says plane carrying 66 has disappeared from radar

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EgyptAir says an Airbus A320 carrying 56 passengers and 10 crew members disappeared from radar early Thursday morning. (ABC)

An EgyptAir flight en route to Cairo from Paris with 66 people aboard disappeared from radar shortly after entering Egyptian airpsace, the airline reported.


The airline initially reported on Twitter that 59 passengers and 10 crew members were aboard.

EgyptAir flight 804 left Paris Charles De Gaulle Airport at 11:09 p.m., and lost contact with the radar tracking system at 2:45 a.m.

There were no Americans on the plane. The passengers were primarily Egyptian and French.

The airline said the aircraft disappeared at 37,000 feet after entering Egyptian airspace.

Rescue teams have been deployed, the airline said.
ABC7 News contributed to this story.
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