It’s now been confirmed that two Canadians were among the 56 passengers and 10 crew members aboard an EgyptAir jetliner that crashed into the Mediterranean.
Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion says the department is providing consular assistance to the families involved.
The Airbus A320 went missing early Thursday during a flight from Paris to Cairo.
Official says no distress call was issued but the plane was lost from radar soon after entering Egyptian airspace.
Egyptian Prime Minister Sherif Ismail says it’s too early to say whether a technical issue is to blame or if this was a terrorist attack.
EGYPTAIR confirms that there are 56 passengers in addition to 10 cabin crew members on board the aircraft.
— EGYPTAIR (@EGYPTAIR) May 19, 2016
Officials in Egypt and Greece now say Flight 804 went into the waters off the Greek island of Crete.
Greek Defence Minister Panos Kammenos says the flight made abrupt turns, and suddenly lost altitude just before disappearing from radar.
Egypt’s aviation minister says the possibility of a terror attack as a cause in the crash is “stronger” than tech failure.
Two orange items believed to be from the missing flight have been spotted in the waters off the Greek island of Crete.
***With files from Maria Madden.