Last night, EgyptAir Flight MS804 carrying 66 passengers and crew from Paris, France to Cairo, Egypt disappeared off of radar.
Last known contact of the plane at 2:45 a.m. Egypt time. The plane was 10 miles into Egyptian airspace over the Mediterranean Sea when it disappeared.
Greek officials say searches in the Mediterranean have located two orange items believed to be from the downed EgyptAir plane.
French prosecutors have opened an official investigation, and President Francois Hollande said that “no hypothesis is ruled out or favored.” When the Egyptian Prime Minister Sharif Ismail was asked if this crash could have been a terrorist attack he said “we can’t preclude or confirm anything yet.”
About Flight MS804:
- Flight MS804 left Charles De Gaulle Airport at 11:09 pm Paris time
- The plane had a flying altitude of 37,000 feet
- There were clear skies where the plane went missing
- Greece’s defense minister said plane “fell 22,000 feet, spun sharply, then disappeared”
- The aircraft disappeared about 174 miles off the Egyptian coast
- There was no distress call by the crew
- A distress signal was sent from plane’s “emergency device” just before 4:30 a.m. local time — two hours after the aircraft disappeared from radar
- There were 56 passengers, including one child and two babies
- There were three EgyptAir security personnel on board as well as seven cabin crew members
Greece’s Aviation Department’s Timeline of Flight MS804
About the Plane and the Pilot:
- EgyptAir flight MS804 was an Airbus A320-232 operated by SU-GCC
- The Airbus A320 was built in 2003
- The aircraft had accumulated about 48,000 flight hours
- It was on its fifth journey of the day.
- The captain has 6,275 flying hours, including 2,101 on the A320
- The copilot has 2,766 flying hours
“They didn’t give us any hope,” said a man who has four relatives on board the ill-fated plane. “They told us that the plane fell into the sea.”
Specs of the Airbus A320-232.
Search operations have been conducted in the Mediterranean Sea.
This is the flight history for MS804 for May 18.
In March, an EgyptAir flight from Alexandria to Cyprus was hijacked.
Egypt’s aviation minister said the “possibility of a terror attack as cause of EgyptAir crash ‘stronger’ than technical failure.”
Then there is this speculation from an alleged expert:
As well as this commentary:
Then there is this unsettling report from last November stating that dozens of Paris airport workers were on the terror watch list could be intriguing for some.