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.