An Egyptian Airline has been reported missing early Thursday after it went off radar en route to Cairo from Paris, The Egyptian National Carrier has Tweeted.
The Airline was carrying 66 passsengers and crew, among them one child and two infants. They included 30 Egyptian and 15 French nationals, along with citizens of 10 other countries.
Egypt Air said the plane sent an emergency signal – possibly from an emergency beacon attached to the plane – at 04:26 a.m. two hours after it disappeared from radar screens.
Egyptian Prime Minister Sherif Ismail said the search was underway to find the missing Airbus A320 and it was too early to rule out any explanation, including terrorism.
Search operations are ongoing at this time for the airplane in the area where it is believed to have lost contact 10 miles (16 km) into Egyptian air space.
The airline was flying at an altitude of 37,000 ft and was on Airbus A320 and that is its last known position above the Mediterranean Sea.
‘The crisis Center is following up the situation and urges the media to abide by the official news issued and send by the company’ EgyptAir Tweets