Nationalities of EgyptAir MS804 victims released

An official in the Egyptian airline EgyptAir released to Amwal Al Ghad details of the nationalities of those on board of the MS804 flight en route from Paris to Cairo that disappeared earlier on Thursday.

The EgyptAir flight was carrying 56 passengers, including one child, two infants, and 10 crew members. The plane, which took off at 11:09 p.m. local time (2109 GMT), was flying at an altitude of 37,000 feet (11,280 meters) and was 10 miles (16 km) inside Egyptian airspace when losing contact with the radar at 2:45 a.m. Cairo time (0045 GMT).

According to Egyptair official source, 15 French nationals were on board, along with 30 Egyptians, one British, one Belgian, two Iraqis, one Kuwaiti, one Saudi, one Sudanese, one Chadian, one Portuguese, one Algerian, and one Canadian.