|An EgyptAir flight from Paris to Cairo is believed to have disappeared over the Mediterranean Sea. Here's what we know so far. USA TODAY|
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The plane disappeared from radar over the Mediterranean Sea early Thursday and crashed, French President Francois Hollande confirmed in a news conference. Hollande said it was too early to determine the cause of the crash. Greek officials said it apparently made two sharp turns then suddenly lost altitude before vanishing from radar. EgyptAir said the Airbus A320 commercial airline jet lost radar contact at 2:45 a.m. local time at 37,000 feet. The aircraft normally travels the 1,993-mile distance in 4 hours and 20 minutes. Egypt’s state news agency quoted Prime Minister Sherif Ismail as saying there was no "distress call."
Who was aboard the plane? The plane was traveling with 10 crew and 56 passengers, including one child and two infants. EgyptAir listed the nationalities of the passengers as: 30 Egyptians, 15 French, two Iraqis and one each from Sudan, Chad, Portugal, Algeria, Canada,Great Britain, Belgium, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia.