EgyptAir flight MS804 from Paris to Cairo crashes

| Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 23:09
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EgyptAir flight MS804 crashes

Cairo: EgyptAir flight number MS 804 carrying 66 people from Paris to Cairo crashed on Thursday morning, Egyptian aviation officials said. 

As per the press release by EgyptAir, thr Egyptian ministry of civil aviation received an official letter from the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs that confirmed the finding of wreckage of the missing aircraft No. MS 804 near Karpathos Island. 




The ill-fated flight was lost from the radar at 2:45 am local time flying at 37,000 feet, the airline had confirmed. It said the Airbus A320 had vanished 10 miles after it entered Egyptian airspace over the Mediterranean Sea.




EgyptAir had confirmed the nationalities of the passengers too. Those on board included 15 French passengers, 30 Egyptians, one Briton, two Iraqis, one Kuwaiti, one Saudi, one Sudanese, one Chadian, one Portuguese, one Belgian, one Algerian and one Canadian.

EgyptAir had contacted the concerned authorities and bodies and for inspection through the rescue teams soon after the flight disappeared from the radar.

Tracking services showed the plane disappearing from radar over the Mediterranean Sea close to its destination.

Maps showed the flight heading out from Charles de Gaulle before vanishing in the Mediterranean during its approach to Egypt.

Helpline numbers: Egypt Air helpline number: +202 25989320 from any mobile phone or from outside Egypt.

Toll-free numbers for passengers' relatives - 080077770000 from any landline in Egypt.

Earlier in March, an EgyptAir flight from Alexandria to Cairo was hijacked forced to divert to Cyprus, where the hijacker, ‘unstable’, demanded to see his ex-wife.

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