Egypt Air missing plane MS804 crashed
Flight # MS804 of Egypt Air disappeared from radar on Thursday morning over the Mediterranean Sea while travelling from from Paris to Cairo along with 66 people on board. Searchers have found the plane’s wreckage, EgyptAir Vice Chairman Ahmed Adel said,the objects included apparent life jackets and plastic material. Egyptian and Greek teams have begun a search and recovery mission. French and Greek aircraft, one US navy plane, eight merchant ships and a number of Egyptian vessels have joined the search for debris.
“Family members of passengers and crew have been already informed and we extend our deepest sympathies to those affected,” EgyptAir said in a statement. EgyptAir said contact was lost around 10 miles (16km) inside Egyptian airspace at 2.30am local time (00.30 GMT).
“Our main concern right now is taking care of the family and friends of all those who perished,” Adel said in an interview given to media.
The cause of the plane’s disappearance is more likely terrorism or bomb blast than a technical issue, Egypt’s civil aviation minister said. Egypt’s aviation minister Sherif Fathy said terrorism was more likely than technical failure to be the cause of the crash.
Details of travelers who lost their life:
- The plane was carrying 56 passengers
- 10 crew
- Two cockpit crew,
- Tive cabin crew
- Three security personnel.
- The airline said two babies and one child were on board.
- Among the passengers their were:
- 30 Egyptians,
- 15 French,
- 2 Iraqis,
- and one each from the UK, Belgium, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Chad, Portugal, Algeria and Canada.
- Details about Plan and Pilot:
- The plane was on its fifth journey of the day and was travelling at 37,000 feet when it disappeared from radar. It had made a stop in Tunisia before flying to Paris and then missed.
- EgyptAir says the captain has 6,275 flying hours, including 2,101 on the A320; the copilot has 2,766. The plane was manufactured in 2003.