According to the French President Francois Hollande, the EgyptAir flight which was reported missing this morning has "crashed,"
The airbus, which was carrying 56 passengers and 10 crew members, disappeared off the radar around 2.30am Cairo time.
Greece's Defence Minister, Panos Kammenos, said that the flight made a number of "sharp turns" before it went missing.
It had turned "90 degrees left and 360 degrees to the right" before plunging, he asserted during a press conference.
In spite of developments, President Hollande has said that he's trying to keep an open mind on the situation.
"We will draw conclusions when we have the truth about what happened." he said. "Whether it was an accident, or whether it was – and it's something that is on our minds – terrorism."
Greek aviation officials said earlier that air traffic controllers had spoken to the pilot a few minutes previously and everything had appeared normal, reports the BBC.