Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign stop in Council Bluffs, Iowa, Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

US presidential hopeful Donald Trump said that the disappearance of an EgyptAir plane over the Mediterranean was an act of terrorism.

Trump took to his Twitter account to share his views and wrote:

EgyptAir Flight MS80, which took off at 11:09 p.m. local time (2109 GMT), was flying at an altitude of 37,000 feet when losing contact with the radar at 2:45 a.m. Cairo time (0045 GMT).

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The plane was carrying 56 passengers, including one child and two infants, the Egyptian airline confirmed.

According to EgyptAir, besides the 15 French nationals, passengers also include 30 Egyptians, two Iraqis, one British, one Belgian, one Portuguese, one Algerian, one Chadian, one Saudi, one Kuwaiti, one Sudanese and one Canadian.


(With Agency Inputs)