Everything You Need To Know About Missing EgyptAir Flight MS804 That Crashed
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