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EgyptAir plane disappears between Paris and Cairo

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An EgyptAir flight from Paris to Cairo carrying 59 travelers and 10 crew disappeared from the radar over over eastern Mediterranean sea on Thursday.

“An official source at EgyptAir stated that Flight MS804, which departed Paris at 23:09 (CEST), heading to Cairo has disappeared from radar,” the airline said on its official Twitter account.

Flight MS804 had departed Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport at 23:09 (CEST) and was scheduled to land at Cairo International went it off the radar – 16 kms into Egyptian airspace.

As per reports, MS804 was cruising at an altitude of 37000ft (11,300m) when it lost contact with radar at 02:45 Cairo time (00:45 GMT).

EgyptAir has issued a statement: “An informed source at EGYPTAIR stated that Flight no MS804, which departed Paris at 23:09 (CEST), heading to Cairo has disappeared from radar. EGYPTAIR media centre will update as more information becomes available.”

The airline confirmed that search and rescue teams out in the sea to look for the plane.

The status of the flight remains unknown.

According to flightradar24.com, the plane was an Airbus A320 and its last known position was above the Mediterranean Sea.

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President nominates NA members

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KATHMANDU — President Bidhya Devi Bhandari has nominated three persons to the post of National Assembly Members on the recommendation of the government on Tuesday.

President Bhandari has nominated former Vice Chairman of National Planning Commission (NPC) Yubaraj Khatiwada (Jhapa), CPN Maoist Centre lawmaker Ram Narayan Bidari (Makawanpur) and former NPC member Bimala Poudel Rai (Morang) to the posts as per Section B of the Article 86 (2) of the Constitution of Nepal, according to the Office of the President.

Earlier today, a meeting of Council of Ministers had recommended their names to the president after withdrawing the recommendations made by the erstwhile Sher Bahadur Deuba-led government.

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Meanwhile, the Nepali Congress (NC) has expressed its serious reservation over the government recommendation on National Assembly (NA) members.

NC Spokesperson Bishow Prakash Sharma said that NC has protested the governmen decision on new recommendation to the NA that was made by calling back the recommendation made by Deuba-led government.

The Deuba-led government had recommended the names of Chandani Joshi, Gopal Basnet and Krishna Prasad Poudel as the NA members.

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