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No distress signals received from disappeared EgyptAir plane — Egyptian authorities

May 19, 9:31 UTC+3 CAIRO
The EgyptAir A320 plane en route from Paris to Cairo, disappeared from radars earlier, carried 56 passengers and 10 crew onboard
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CAIRO, May 19. /TASS/. The EgyptAir A320 plane en route from Paris to Cairo that has disappeared from radars earlier today had not sent distress signals, Sky News Arabia reported on Thursday citing Egyptian authorities.

The TV station also cited Egyptian Civil Aviation Minister Sherif Fathy as saying that information is being collected about the technical conditions of the aircraft.

The plane vanished 10 miles into Egyptian airspace while flying at around 11,000 meters. The aircraft disappeared from radars at 2:45am local time (3:45am Moscow time), 20 minutes before it was due to land.

According to latest reports, there were 56 passengers and 10 crew onboard. According to the passenger list provided by EgyptAir, 15 French citizens and 30 Egyptians were onboard, along with citizens of UK, Belgium, Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Chad, Portugal, Algeria, Canada.

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