An EgyptAir flight with 69 people on board has vanished from radar, the airline has confirmed.
EgyptAir flight MS408, which departed Paris at 11:09pm France time bound for Cairo, was carrying 59 passengers and 10 crew at the time of its disappearance a short while ago.
The flight was scheduled to land in Cairo at 3:15am – some two hours ago.
An informed source at EGYPTAIR stated that Flight no MS804,which departed Paris at 23:09 (CEST),heading to Cairo has disappeared from radar.
— EGYPTAIR (@EGYPTAIR) May 19, 2016
An official source confirmed that radar contact with the plane was lost at 2:45am Cairo time, with the plane losing contact with authorities around 10 minutes before it was scheduled to hit Egyptian airspace.
Search and rescue teams have been mobilised in an effort to locate the missing plane.
More to come as this story develops.