EgyptAir Flight MS804: What we know so far
Published 19/05/2016 | 06:50
Here's what we know about EgyptAir Flight MS804 so far:
Where was it going?
EgyptAir Flight MS804 was travelling from Paris to Cairo. It had just entered Egyptian airspace and was travelling at an altitude of 37,000 feet.
When was last contact?
The plane vanished 10 minutes after last making contact with Air Traffic Control, at around 2.35am local time. It vanished from radar shortly afterwards, at around 2.45am local time. Its location at the time was 280km north of the Egyptian coast, over the Mediterranean. No distress call was made from the plane.
How many people were on board?
There were 56 passengers and 10 crew on board. The nationalities included Egyptian, French and British.
Were there any issues with the plane?
The plane had passed all its recent inspections, and was up to date with its maintenance scheule.
What's happening now?
Egpyt has deployed its armed forces to search for the plane. Greece has also dispatched a rescue mission to the scene. Israel has also offered to assist with the rescue mission if required.