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EgyptAir Flight 804 Crash Victims

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EgyptAir Flight 804 Crash Victims

Rescue crews were searching early Thursday for EgyptAir Flight 804, which French President Francois Hollande said "was lost and that it has crashed" into the Mediterranean Sea with 66 people aboard.

The airplane heading from Paris, France, to Cairo, Egypt, was cruising at an altitude of 37,000 feet – the safest part of a flight – when it vanished from radar Thursday, the airline tweeted.

Air traffic controllers in Greece spoke to the pilot at 2:27 a.m., according to CNN. No problem with the plane was reported at that time.

The airline released a statement confirming that "there are 56 passengers in addition to 10 cabin crew members onboard the aircraft and the passengers' nationalities are as follows:

15 French
30 Egyptian
1 British
1 Belgium
2 Iraqis
1 Kuwaiti
1 Saudi
1 Sudanese
1 Chadian
1 Portuguese
1 Algerian
1 Canadian"

The airline also said it was hosting "the passengers' families near to Cairo Airport and has provided doctors, translators and all the necessary services to the passengers' family members during their stay at Cairo Airport."

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