Crime & Investigation

Rescue Teams Search for Missing EgyptAir Plane

EGYPTAIR A320 aircraft in its flight number MS804 lost contact with radar

Special teams from the Egyptian Armed Forces have intensified the search for an EgyptAir plane which went off the radar early Thursday with 56 passengers and 10 cabin crew members on board.

“EGYPTAIR A320 aircraft in its flight number MS804 lost contact with radar above the Mediterranean Sea, site ” the airline announced today.

The plane was enroute to Cairo from Paris.

The latest development has raised concerns about the safety of the passengers.

The ill-fated plane was about 280 KM from the Egyptian seacoast at 02:30 am CLT as the flight was expected to arrive at Cairo Airport at 03:15 am CLT.

As for the co-pilot, the airlines revealed, he has 2766 flying hours.

“The manufacturing date of the aircraft is 2003. Noteworthy that the aircraft pilot has 6275 of flying hours including 2101 flying hours on Airbus 320.”

Currently, EGYPTAIR is hosting the passengers’ families near to Cairo Airport and has provided doctors, translators and all the necessary services.

Nationalities of passengers:

– 1 Sudanese

– 1 Chadian

– 1 Portuguese

– 1 Algerian

– 1 Canadian

– 15 French

– 30 Egyptian

– 1 British

– 1 Belgium

– 2 Iraqis

– 1 Kuwaiti

– 1 Saudi

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