Families of passengers who were flying in an EgyptAir plane that vanished from radar en route from Paris to Cairo wait outside a services hall at Cairo airport
Families of passengers who were flying in an EgyptAir plane that vanished from radar en route from Paris to Cairo wait outside a services hall at Cairo airport © Khaled Desouki - AFP
Families of passengers who were flying in an EgyptAir plane that vanished from radar en route from Paris to Cairo wait outside a services hall at Cairo airport
AFP
Last updated: May 19, 2016

EgyptAir plane crashed off Greek island of Karpathos, says Greek source

An EgyptAir flight which disappeared from radar screens en route from Paris to Cairo early Thursday, crashed into the sea off the southern Greek island of Karpathos while in Egyptian airspace, a Greece aviation source told AFP.

"At around 0029 GMT (3:29 am) when it was in Egyptian airspace, the plane disappeared from Greek radars... it crashed around 130 nautical miles off the island of Karpathos," the source told AFP.

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