French President Francois Hollande Says Missing EgyptAir Flight MS804 Crashed Into The Sea

At a press conference in Paris, French President Francois Hollande says that all the information gathered so far indicates that flight MS804 crashed – but, he says, no hypothesis as to the cause has been ruled out

“The information we have gathered – ministers, members of government and, of course, the Egyptian authorities – confirm, sadly, that it has crashed. It is lost.”

French President Francois Hollande says flight MS804 crashed into the sea. The flight from Paris to Cairo went missing over the Mediterranean.

An EgyptAir plane headed to Cairo from Paris with 69 people on board disappeared from radar at dawn Thursday, the airline said.

Flight MS804 operating an Airbus A320 took off from Charles de Gaulle airport at 11:09 p.m. with 56 passengers including three children and 10 crew members, the carrier said in a statement.

Passengers included 30 Egyptians, 15 French and 10 other nationalities, including one Briton

It lost contact with radar at 02:30 Cairo time (01:30 BST). It was 16km (10 miles) inside Egyptian airspace when it went missing, the airline says

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