“An informed source at Egyptair stated that Flight no MS804, which departed Paris at 23:09 (CEST), heading to Cairo has disappeared from radar,” the tweet read.
There were 59 passengers on board and 10 crew members, according to the airline’s Twitter feed. The aircraft disappeared before entering Egyptian airspace.
The three-and-a-half hour flight left at 11:21 p.m. Paris time, more than half an hour after its scheduled departure of 10:45 p.m., according to the Flight Aware website. It was expected to arrive in Cairo at 2:55 a.m., 15 minutes after its scheduled arrival of 2:40 a.m., according to Flight Aware.
The airline said it would provide more details as they become available.