Search and rescue crews are the scene of an apparent plane crash in the Mediterranean Sea. Egyptian aviation officials say the plane was lost from radar about 2:45 a.m. (Egyptian time) Thursday morning. The plane had flown about 10 miles into Egyptian airspace when it disappeared. A few hours later, those aviation officials announced that the plane had crashed. Egypt military officials confirm that they did not receive any kind of distress call before the plane dropped off the radar.
56 passengers and 10 crew members were on board the flight at the time of the crash. Among those on board were 30 Egyptians, 15 French Nationals, 1 Briton and 1 Belgian. NBC is also learning more about the pilot and co-pilot, reporting that the pilot had 6.275 flying hours and the co-pilot had 2,766 flying hours.
The Egyptian and Greek military scrambled to dispatch airplanes and boats to search for the plane. The French Prime Minister has also offered to send boats and aircraft to aid in the search and rescue operations.
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