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Officials confirm missing EgyptAir flight with 66 people onboard has crashed

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 10 February 2017, 1:49 IST

Egyptian civil aviation officials have confirmed that the EgyptAir flight en route Cairo from Paris that disappeared from the radar during the early hours of 19 May has reportedly crashed off Greek Island of Karpathos.

According to the official handle of the airline, the flight was carrying 59 passengers and 10 crew members.

The flight took off from Paris' Charles De Gaulle Airport at around 11 PM local time. According to the tracking service of Flightradar24, the plane disappeared from radar over the Mediterranean Sea, just a few minutes before it neared its destination.

According to EgyptAir tweets, the aircraft which was travelling at an altitude of 37,000 feet (11,280m), disappeared soon after entering Egyptian airspace. Before contact was lost at 2:45 am local time, its last known position was above the Mediterranean sea.

First published: 19 May 2016, 12:20 IST
 
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