Egypt's Air Crash Plane wreckage found near Greek island

The plane was carrying 56 passengers and 10 crew. There were three security personnel onboard.

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The plane was carrying 56 passengers and 10 crew. There were three security personnel onboard. (File photo) play

The plane was carrying 56 passengers and 10 crew. There were three security personnel onboard. (File photo)

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Egyptian authorities have indicated that the wreckage of EgyptAir flight MS804 has been found south of the Greek island of Karpathos, BBC reports.

Egypt's Aviation Ministry said 30 Egyptians, 15 French, one Briton and a Belgian were among the 66 people on board the EgyptAir flight.

The plane was carrying 56 passengers and 10 crew. There were three security personnel onboard.

Airbus confirmed that missing flight MS804 has crashed into the Mediterranean Sea.

The manufacturer said the A320 operated by EgyptAir "was lost" at around 2.30am local time during its scheduled flight from Paris to Cairo, the UK Independent reported.

"An official source at EgyptAir stated that Flight MS804, which departed Paris at 23:09 (CEST), heading to Cairo has disappeared from radar," the airline said on its official Twitter account.

EgyptAir said the plane was traveling at an altitude of 37,000 feet (11,280 meters), and disappeared in Egyptian air space at 02:30 a.m., some 280 kms (165 miles) from the Egyptian coastline, before it was due to land at 03:15 a.m.

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