Conspiracy theories are beginning to surface about the EgyptAir flight MS804 en route to Cairo from Paris that disappeared early Thursday with 66 aboard. The plane lost contact with the radar tracking system at 2:45 a.m. at an altitude of 37,000 feet, according to EgyptAir.
In a creepy parallel to the Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 that flew into oblivion in March of 2014 carrying 239 passengers, a Twitter user pointed out that there have been exactly 804 days between the two flights disappearing and 804 is the same call sign as the jet used in EgyptAir flight MS804.
The wild speculative hypotheses surrounding the fate of the EgyptAir flight are likely in the infantile stages, as several outrageous claims have been made about Malaysian Flight MH370 that vanished without a trace despite the most expensive search in aviation history (Malaysia paid $75 million in search costs).
As Mirror points out, the most common conspiracy theories about the 2014 Flight 370 disappearance are: 1.) the CIA knew about the plane’s whereabouts and landed it at a US military base on the remote island of Diego Garcia, 2.) the plane had been hijacked and flown to Afghansitan (as reported by a Russian newspaper), 3.) elaborate insurance scam, 4.) alien abduction.
Update: Greek officials have just reported that human remains, a plane seat, and luggage were found about 5 miles south of where an EgyptAir flight lost contact with radar and went missing over the Mediterranean Sea, according to ABC News.