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EgyptAir Plane Disappears From Radar Between Paris, Cairo

An EgyptAir flight has gone missing between Paris and Cairo, the airline has confirmed.

The company tweeted that flight number MS804 departed Paris at 23:09 (CEST) (approximately 7am AEST) heading towards Cairo.

According to the airline's translated tweets the flight lost contact at 0245 Cairo time.

"An official source said Egypt Air Egypt plane flight number MS804 lost contact with radar at 02:45 Cairo time," EgyptAir tweeted.

"She was on the rise and the ability of 37.000 ft and disappeared before entering Egyptian airspace by 80 miles (10 minutes)."

This was then amended to the following.

First reports from ABC News suggest there were 59 passengers and 10 crew onboard.

This number was revised to 56 passengers.

According to flight radar, the plane disappeared 80 miles from entering Egypt's airspace, while flying over water.

Rescue teams and the relevant authorities have been contacted.

More to come.

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