The Airbus A320 had 56 passengers and 10 crew members on board. EgyptAir said the passengers consisted of 15 French, 30 Egyptians, two Iraqis, one Briton, one Kuwaiti, one Saudi, one Sudanese, one Chadian, one Portuguese, one Belgian, one Algerian and one Canadian. Officials said two babies were on the plane. No Americans were on board. One of the passengers was Egyptian-born Ahmed Helal, a plant manager at Procter & Gamble's Amiens, France, manufacturing facility. Australian Minister of Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop said that the Briton who was on the flight is also a dual citizen of Australia.
The Airbus A320 was flying at 38,000 feet around 175 miles off the Egyptian coast when it suddenly swerved and lost altitude, Greek Defense Minister Panos Kammenos said. The plane turned 90 degrees left, then 360 right before dropping several thousand feet. Its position was lost at about 10,000 feet...
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