The MS804 EgyptAir flight providing the connection between Paris and Cairo disappeared from radar screens, announced Thursday, May 19 the airline on his Twitter account.
The plane, whose departure was scheduled for Wednesday at 23 h 09 at Charles de Gaulle airport, took off shortly after 23 pm 20. According to the airline, 56 passengers – including a child and two babies – and ten crew members were on board, including two pilots, three security guards and five crew cabin. Or 66 people in total
The EgyptAir disclosed the nationalities of 56 passengers. 30 Egyptians, 15 French, two Iraqis, one British, one Belgian, one Kuwaiti, one Saudi, one Sudanese, one Chadian , one Portuguese, one Algerian and one Canadian.
the aircraft was flying at 37,000 feet, cruising altitude, when communications are interrupted for 2 h 45. the data collected by two monitoring sites commercial aircraft show no technical anomaly (altitude and speed) just before it disappeared over the Mediterranean sea, 300 kilometers from the Egyptian coast. The plane, an Airbus A320, was commissioned in July 2003. The company also stated that the pilot had more than 6000 flying hours, including 2000 on this machine.
research teams dispatched to the scene
the Egyptian Ministry of civil Aviation announced that search and rescue teams were dispatched to the scene. . Information confirmed by the airline
EgyptAir has also set up an emergency number: 0800 7777 0000 from Egypt and +202 2598 9320 outside the country
The EgyptAir vice president, Abdel Ahmed, said on CNN that ‘there was no special cargo on that flight and that no notification had been made captain dangerous goods on board. No distress call was recorded, he said.
In March, a hijacker were diverted to Cyprus an EgyptAir plane that took off from Alexandria and was carrying 55 passengers . On arrival at Larnaca Airport, the man had released many of the travelers, then went smooth after six hours of negotiations. The Islamic State group (AEs) were, meanwhile, claimed a bomb attack against a Russian charter plane that crashed October 31, 2015 in the north of the Sinai peninsula, a tragedy that cost the lives to 224 occupants.