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FM follows up EgyptAir flight disappearance

KUWAIT, May 19 (KUNA) -- The Foreign Ministry said on Thursday it was following up the disappearance of an EgyptAir flight coming from Paris to Cairo, with a Kuwaiti citizen onboard.
Assistant Foreign Minister for Consular Affairs Sami Al-Hamad said in a press release that Egyptian and French authorities had confirmed that Kuwaiti citizen Abdulmohsen Al-Muteiri was among the passengers of the Egyptian plane.
He added that the ministry was in touch with Egyptian authorities over the missing plane, hoping that they could find it very soon.
An EgyptAir flight MS804 went off radar 280 kilometers from the Egyptian airspace earlier on Thursday, with 69 passengers onboard. (end) mt