Greek authorities find wreckage of EgyptAir ‘flight MS804’

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Published on: 19 May 2016 7:13 PM GMT
Greek authorities find wreckage of EgyptAir ‘flight MS804’
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Athens: Greek authorities found wreckage of a missing EgyptAir flight with 66 people aboard near the island of Karpathos.

“Flight MS804 crashed into the Mediterranean Sea on Thursday last en route from Paris to Cairo,” confirmed the airline.

“The aircraft turned towards 90 degrees left and 360 degrees right before losing altitude. It dropped from 38,000 feet to 15,000 feet and then vanished at 10,000 feet,” said Greek Minister for National Defence Panos Kammenos in a statement.

Highlights:

  • “The cause of crash is more seemingly a terror attack than technical error,” said Egyptian Civil Aviation Minister Sherif Fathi.
  • The crash came amid high terror alerts in both France and Egypt.
  • About half-an-hour before the plane vanished, air traffic controllers said the pilot reported no problems as he flew over the island of Kea.

Also read: An EgyptAir flight disappears from Radar

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