Wreckage from EgyptAir plane crash found in sea...
19 May 2016
An EgyptAir flight traveling to Cairo from Paris disappeared from radar with 66 passengers and crew members on board, the airline confirmed Thursday morning.
Ihab Raslan, a spokesman for the Egyptian civil aviation agency, told SkyNews Arabia that the Airbus A320 had likely crashed into the Mediterranean Sea.
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Egyptian armed forces were searching for the plane, which was carrying 56 passengers, including one child and two babies, and 10 crew. The pilot had 6,275 flight hours, while the co-pilot had 2,766 flight hours. Earlier, the airline said 69 people were on board.
EgyptAir said on Twitter that the flight was at its cruising altitude of 37,000 feet when it disappeared at 2:45 a.m. Cairo time (8:45 p.m. EDT). The airline said the plane was approximately 10 miles inside Egyptian airspace. ...continue...
The tracking website FlightAware showed the plane following its scheduled flight path before losing contact over the eastern Mediterranean Sea.
The aircraft had taken off from Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris at 11:09 p.m. Central European time (5:09 p.m. EDT) and was due to arrive in Cairo at 3:05 a.m. local time (9:05 p.m. EDT).
The Paris airport authority and the French civil aviation authority had no immediate comment. A French airport official contacted by Reuters said of the plane, "It did not land. That is all we can say for the moment."