An EgyptAir flight that went missing between Paris and Cairo has crashed, French President Francois Hollande has confirmed to the BBC.
According to BBC “the Airbus A320 disappeared from radar at 02:30 Cairo time (00:30 GMT), soon after leaving Greek airspace.
“There were 56 passengers – including three children – seven crew members and three security personnel on board Flight MS804, EgyptAir said.
“Mr Hollande said all information confirmed that it had indeed crashed.
“A major search and rescue operation is under way in the Mediterranean Sea, involving the Greek and Egyptian armed forces. France has offered to send boats and planes to help in the effort.
“Both French and Egyptian officials have refused to be drawn on what brought down the plane, which had 30 Egyptians, 15 French citizens and one Briton among those on board,” the BBC report added.