19 May 2016

Flight disappears over Mediterranean

8:26 pm on 19 May 2016

An EgyptAir flight has disappeared from the radar after departing from Paris. Look back at our LIVE coverage here:

Key facts:

  • The plane was travelling from Paris to Cairo, and faded from radar 10 miles after entering Egyptian airspace, about 2.30am local time
  • 56 passengers and 10 crew were on board the plane, an Airbus A320
  • 30 Egyptians and 15 French were on the plane, and a number of people from different nationalities. No New Zealaders are believed to have been on board
  • Distress call was made about 4.26am local time, Egypt's military says - but the Civil Aviation Authority later said that wasn't true.
  • Flight no MS804 has been missing since 12.30pm New Zealand time.
  • Rescue teams are already at the search area, about 50 kms off the Egyptian coastline

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