Egypt’s foreign ministry has issued statement in which it refers to the “falling” of the plane: the first real indication from Egypt that flight MS804 might have come down, the BBC reports
The statement said that the Egyptian and French foreign ministers exchanged condolences, and agreed to co-operate on investigating what happened.
So far, there has been no comment by Egypt’s president or prime minister.
Below is a summary of the incident by BBC
Earlier, a statement by Airbus referred to the “loss” of the plane.
- The airline said Flight MS804 went missing over the Mediterranean
- Passengers included 30 Egyptians, 15 French and 10 other nationalities, including one Briton
- It lost contact with radar at 02:30 Cairo time (01:30 BST)
- The plane has 56 passengers, including three children, and 10 crew on board
- It was 16km (10 miles) inside Egyptian airspace when it went missing, the airline says