**EGYPTAIR FLIGHT DISAPPEARED WITH 66 PEOPLE ON BOARD ~ :: Habari Duniani

EgyptAir flight has disappeared off the northern coast of Egypt with 66 people on board. Egypt's armed forces launched a search and rescue operation to locate the aircraft.
Egypt's President el-Sissi convened the National Security Council in response to the disappearance of EgyptAir flight MS804, according to state-run al-Ahram news outlet.
Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry told reporters from the EgyptAir crisis center that rescue operations are ongoing, adding that there is no confirmation on the location and condition of the aircraft.
Prime Minister Sherif Ismail
Prime Minister Sherif Ismail spoke to reporters outside Cairo International Airport.
Egypt's civil aviation ministry said in an official statement that it is too early to confirm whether the aircraft crashed.
The ministry's remarks come as news agencies reported Egyptian civil aviation officials confirming, on condition of anonymity, flight MS804 crashed in the Mediterranean Sea.

Flight tracking site FlightRadar24 said it did not detect an "emergency squawk" from EgyptAir flight MS804.
EgyptAir denies all misleading information published by news websites and social media channels regarding the reasons of the disappearance of EgyptAir flight MS804 and the company confirms that the reason of disappearance hasn't been yet confirmed," the carrier said in a statement.

An Airbus 320 disappeared from radar carrying 66 people on board after entering Egyptian airspace. DW is following the story as it develops.
French President Francois Hollande suggested during a televised speech that flight MS408 "crashed."

"We must ensure that we know everything on the causes of what happened. No hypothesis is ruled out or favored," Hollande said.
The Paris prosecutor's office launched an investigation into the disappearance of EgyptAir flight MS804.

The French military said one of its surveillance jets used to monitor irregular migration across the Mediterranean Sea joined the search and rescue operation led by the Egyptian armed forces, according to AP news agency.
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