EgyptAir Flight MS804 Missing, Reportedly Crashed

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UPDATE 5:10 P.M. EST: EgyptAir retracted their statement that plane wreckage has been found; Greek officials say the debris in question “does not come from a plane.”

UPDATE 12:56 P.M. EST: Searchers in the Mediterranean Sea have found the wreckage of Flight MS804, according to EgyptAir Vice President Ahmed Adel.

Early Thursday morning, an EgyptAir passenger plane went missing while it was traveling from Paris to Cairo.

It’s said that the flight took off around 11:09 p.m. CEST and vanished from the radar about 10 miles into the Egyptian airspace while cruising at an altitude of 37,000 feet.

It has since been stated by the French government that the flight has crashed, though EgyptAir has yet to confirm.

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At the time of the plane’s disappearance, the airline took to Twitter and wrote:

How does a plane just disappear? They continued:

Egyptian authorities confirmed that search efforts were being conducted over the Mediterranean Sea. However, French President Francois Hollande stated on his Twitter account that the flight “was lost and that it has crashed.”

What’s concerning is that the conditions to fly were said to be clear and calm. Huh.

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Reportedly, the Airbus A320 had about 66 passengers on board — which includes two infants and a 10 person crew. The airline has since confirmed more details regarding those aboard the plane as they shared:

While several theories have circulated about exactly what’s happened to the plane, the company has urged everyone following this story to abide by their official press releases for information regarding the case. They noted :

Stay tuned for more details surrounding this upsetting story.

[Image via Twitter.]

May 19, 2016 9:23am PDT

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