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EgyptAir has confirmed that Flight MS804, carrying at least 56 passengers and 10 crew members from Paris to Cairo, has disappeared.

A spokesperson for Egypt’s aviation authority reportedly told SkyNews that the plane most likely crashed into the sea. Officials say search and rescue teams have been deployed.

According to EgyptAir, the plane took off from Paris’ Charles De Gaulle Airport shortly after 11 p.m. local time. Officials say they lost contact with the flight at around 2:45 a.m. Cairo time.

Flightradar24's tracking service shows the plane disappearing from radar over the Mediterranean Sea some 30 to 40 miles north of the Egyptian coast. According to EgyptAir, the plane was flying at 37,000 feet when it disappeared.

This post will be updated as more information becomes available.