Missing EgyptAir flight confirmed to have crashed

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The missing EgyptAir flight from Paris to Cairo has crashed, according to Egyptian aviation officials speaking to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity.

Flight MS804 vanished from the radar just after entering Egyptian airspace at around 2:45 a.m. Cairo time on Thursday, with 66 people on board. Given the plane has not landed at local airports, the “possibility that the plane crashed has been confirmed,” the officials told AP.

Separately, an Egyptian civil aviation authority spokesman told Sky News Arabia that the plane had most likely crashed into the sea. A search for the debris from the Airbus AIR, -0.73% plane has been launched, the report said.

Greece has joined Egypt’s airborne hunt for survivors, providing two aircraft, media reports said.

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