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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.



This is a breaking story.

An EgyptAir plane flying from Paris to Cairo has disappeared from radar with 66 people on board, including two babies and one child.

The plane was about 10 miles in Egyptian airspace when it went off the radar, but there was no distress signal sent by the pilot.

Egyptian officials are saying that they believe the plane crashed into the sea.

The airline tweeted that the plane lost contact with radar at 2.45am Cairo time and it was supposed to land at 3.05am.

The Egyptian Armed Forces are said to be preparing for a rescue operation right now.

We'll keep you posted with any updates.

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