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EgyptAir flight MS804 'disappears from radar'

An EgyptAir flight from Paris to Cairo has been reported missing after it disappeared from radar with fears it has crashed into the Mediterranean Sea.

Flight MS804 departed the French capital at 11:09pm (CEST) before losing contact at 2:45am Cairo time.

It was carrying 56 passengers on board including 10 crew members. One British national is reported to have been on board.

EgyptAir says search and rescue teams have been deployed.

The Airbus A320, which was 13 years old, was about three hours and 40 minutes into the four-hour journey and flying at 37,000ft.

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