Egyptian authorities believe MS804 crashed into the sea

Egyptian authorities have said that they believe that the missing airline jet from Paris to Cairo, might have crashed into the sea.

Egypt Air had earlier tweeted that Airbus A320-232 was at an altitude of 37,000 feet when it went mission from the radars on ground stations. The airline was around 16km inside of Egyptian airspace and over the Mediterranean Sea about 450km from the coast, which it lost contact.

The flight took off from Charles Du Gaulle airport in Paris, France at 23:09 GMT and was scheduled to land in Cairo at about 3:15am Cairo time. Some reports had shown that a distress call from the mission plane was received by the Egyptian Army but the military denied such reports. Greek authorities are also investigating claims that resident son an island saw a ball or fire around the time the flight lost contact with radar.

Egyptian Prime Minister Sherif Ismail is at the crisis centre at Cairo Airport and is issuing guidance to concerned authorities. French President Francoise Holland said that the aircraft has crashed into the sea and added that the French authorities will collaborate with Greek and Egyptian governments to investigate the crash.

The airline said that there were 15 French, 30 Egyptian, one Briton, one Belgian, two Iraqis, one Kuwaiti, one Saudi, one Sudanese, one Chadian, one Portuguese and one Algerian and 10 crew members included 3 security staff in the flight.