Live Blog: Latest Updates From the EgyptAir Flight 804 Crash Investigation

Image: The flight path of Egyptair Flight MS804
The flight path of EgyptAir Flight MS804 from Paris to Cairo on May 19, / via Reuters

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An EgyptAir flight from Paris to Cairo disappeared from radar early Thursday, and authorities say the jet crashed.

What we know

  • 56 passengers were onboard, along with seven crew and three security personnel
  • The Airbus was about 10 miles into Egyptian airspace at nearly 37,000 feet when it vanished from radar at about 3:29 a.m. local time.
  • No Americans were on board. The passenger manifest is predominantly Egyptian and French nationals. Three children are among the passengers.
  • French President Francois Hollande confirmed the plane crashed and France has opened an investigation into the flight’s disappearance.
  • Egyptian authorities did not immediately rule out terrorism or a technical failure. A top Egyptian official said it was more likely the jet was downed by a terror attack than technical problems.

  • EgyptAir in a statement said that they have found debris from the missing plane off the coast of Greece.