Egyptian, French and British among passengers. Search and rescue teams have been dispatched to the Mediterranean to look in area where plane vanished.
EgyptAir flight 804, carrying 66 passengers, vanished en route to Cairo on Thursday morning.
The flight departed from Paris’ Charles de Gaulle airport on Wednesday evening and lost contact with ground crews at 2.30am local time, about 16km (10 miles) inside Egyptian airspace.
The Airbus A320-232 was 40 minutes away from its destination before it went missing.
EgyptAir said among those aboard were 30 Egyptians, 15 French citizens, two Iraqis and one person each from Britain, Belgium, Sudan, Chad, Portugal and Algeria.
The airline’s vice-chairman, Ahmed Abdel, told CNN the plane made no distress call.
“Search and rescue has been dispatched and are now at the scene,” he said. “Daylight has just broken around an hour ago, so we should get some information within the next hour.”
There were “no recorded snags coming out of Cairo” or reported before leaving Charles de Gaulle for Cairo, he said.
The captain had recorded more than 6,000 flying hours, including 2,000 hours in that model. There was o special cargo or notification of dangerous goods on board.