EgyptAir flight MS804 heading from Paris to Cairo with 66 people on board is believed to have crashed in the Mediterranean Sea after disappearing from radar.
The Airbus A320 left the French capital's Charles De Gaulle Airport at 11:09pm local time on Wednesday night and then went missing, three hours and 40 minutes into its journey.
The plane vanished 10 miles into Egyptian airspace, around 20 minutes before it was due to land.
It was supposed touch down at 3:05am local time. There were 56 passengers, including two babies and a child, and 10 crew on the flight.
A French airport official said: 'It did not land, that is all we can say for the moment.'
Ihab Raslan, a spokesman for the Egyptian civil aviation authority, told SkyNews Arabia that the plane most likely crashed into the sea.
Search and rescue teams have been sent to a specific location believed to be 40 miles from the Egyptian coast.
Source: Daily Mail