ANKARA (AA) - An EgyptAir flight from Paris to Cairo with 66 people on board went missing over the eastern Mediterranean Thursday morning after it entered Egyptian airspace, the airline announced.
In a series of posts made on its official Twitter account, the airline said its flight MS804, which included 56 passengers, seven crew members and three security personnel lost contact with its radar system early morning.
"EGYPTAIR A320 was at a height of 37,000 ft [feet], and disappeared after entering the Egyptian airspace with 10 miles [16 kilometers]," it tweeted.
"An informed source at EGYPTAIR reported that EGYPTAIR Flight No MS 804 has lost communication with radar tracking system at 02:45 (CLT)," it added.
The airline said relatives of the passengers can get more information at the toll-free number 080077770000 from any landline in Egypt.
"Special teams from the Egyptian Armed Forces are at site located for inspection and rescue," it added.