CAIRO, 19th May, 2016 (WAM) — A source at Egyptair has confirmed that flight number MS804, with 56 passengers onboard including 1 child and 2 infants, in addition to 3 Egyptair security personnel and 7 cabin crew, has disappeared from radar tracking early Thursday morning.

According to the company’s statement, the aircraft pilot has 6,275 of flying hours, including 2,101 flying hours on Airbus 320. The co-pilot has 2,766 flying hours. The aircraft was manufactured in 2003.

Special teams from the Egyptian Armed Forces are at a site nominated for search and rescue, while Egyptair is following up the situation with the concerned authorities.

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