The EgyptAir plane that disappeared from radar early today is believed to have crashed into the Mediterranean Sea. Search and rescue teams from Egypt and Greece are currently looking for debris and survivors, Egypt’s civil aviation ministry informed.
The cause of the crash is unknown at this time.
However, the pilot had more than 6,000 hours of flight experience, the airline disclosed. The co-pilot had nearly 3,000 flying hours.
EgyptAir Flight 804 departed Paris at 11:09 p.m., and was scheduled to land at 3:05 a.m., Cairo local time. It was at 37,000 feet when it vanished from radar at around 2:45 a.m. Cairo time. The Airbus A320 had been flying for about 3 hours and 44 minutes, according to flight tracker Flightradar24.