The article from CNN.com:
Egypt Air 767 reported missing; U.S. Coast Guard searches waters off Massachusetts
October 31, 1999
Web posted at: 6:16 a.m. EST (1116 GMT)
NANTUCKET, Massachusetts (CNN) -- The U.S. Coast Guard has launched a massive search for a Boeing 767 passenger plane that disappeared from radar screens early Sunday off the coast of Massachusetts.
The Federal Aviation Administration lost contact with Egypt Air Flight 990 about 2:15 a.m. EST, about 60 miles (100 km) south/southeast of the island of Nantucket, Coast Guard officials said.
The plane took off from New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport en route to Cairo, Egypt.
Airline official confirmed that 197 passengers were on board the plane.
The plane was flying at 33,000 feet (9,900 meters), said Elliot Brenner, chief spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration in Washington.
There was no indication of a distress call, officials said.
A Coast Guard jet and four vessels are searching the area.
"What we have right now is, we weren't able to establish contact," Coast Guard Lt. Rob Halsey said. "They had them on radar and then lost the radar picture."
An Egypt Air spokesman in New York declined comment and said the airline had "no information at all now."
According to airport officials in Cairo, the carrier said takeoff from JFK was delayed by two hours due to bad weather.
The National Weather Service said that at about the time the plane took off there was dense fog in the New York area.
The Associated Press and Reuters contributed to this report.
TP343, São Paulo, Brazil.