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EgyptAir say flight 'crashed in sea'

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>> Charles De Gaulle Airport in Paris this morning, the EgyptAir desk the center of attention, as the hunt for flight MS804 goes on. The plane left Paris at 11:09 local time on Wednesday night. It was supposed to arrive in Cairo around four hours later, but, as it approached the Egyptian coastline, it vanished from radar.
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Flight data showing something suddenly went drastically wrong.>> I think at this stage, no theory can be ruled out regarding the causes of the disappearance, and unfortunately we all wait for the information. There will, without a doubt, be several of our compatriots on this flight.>> 15 French nationals were among the 66 passengers and crew on board.
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Along with 30 Egyptians, 1 Briton, and 1 Belgian. EgyptAir officials say they believe the flight crashed into the sea. Confirming the plane had sent an emergency signal, but only 2 hours after it disappeared, suggesting it could've come from a locator beacon activated if the plane is submerged in water.
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Its last contact was with Greek air traffic controllers, whose military is aiding the search effort. One Greek Defense Ministry source revealing authorities are investigating accounts from a merchant ship of a flame in the sky east of Crete.>>
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> We cannot dismiss or confirm anything at the current time.
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All the search efforts have to be concluded and the committees have to do their work, and then we will be able to say what exactly the situation is and the reasons.>> At Cairo Airport, relatives face an anxious wait. By now, they should have been at home with their loved ones.
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Instead, most are fearing the worst.