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Egypt Air Flight MS804 crashes in the Mediterranean

Two Canadians were among the 66 passengers and crew on an EgyptAir jet that disappeared from radar early Thursday en route from Paris to Cairo in what Egypt said could have been a terrorist attack.


May 19, 2016
By The Associated Press

“Based on the information currently available, we confirm that two Canadian citizens are among the passengers on this flight,” Foreign Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion said in a statement Thursday afternoon. “We are providing consular assistance to the families, and Canadian officials are working closely with the authorities to confirm whether there were any additional Canadian citizens on board.”

Dion said the ministry was working with French and Egyptian counterparts to assess the situation and consider any requests for support, and he urged Canadians concerned about friends or relatives who may have been on board to contact Global Affairs Canada. | READ MORE