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    EgyptAir flight from Paris to Cairo disappears with 69 people on board

    THERE are fears for the passengers and crew of an EgyptAir flight after it disappeared from radar.

    EgyptAir confirmed in a tweet that flight MS804 had disappeared after departing from Paris at 11.09pm (CEST) on the way to Cairo.

    According to Sputnik, there were 59 passengers on board and 10 crew members.

    An informed source at EGYPTAIR stated that Flight no MS804,which departed Paris at 23:09 (CEST),heading to Cairo has disappeared from radar.

    In March one of the airline?s planes travelling between Alexandria and Cairo was hijacked by an Egyptian man wearing a fake explosive belt. The plane was diverted to Cyprus and sat on the tarmac for six hours.

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    An EgyptAir flight from Paris to Cairo has disappeared from radar with 59 passengers on board, according to the airline.

    Flight MS804 departed the French capital at 11.09pm (CEST) before vanishing, according to what the airline described as an informed source.

    The airline said that the plane lost contact with radar at 2.45am, Cairo time (1.45am BST).

    It was at 37,000ft when it disappeared approximately 3 hours and 40 minutes into the flight, they added.

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    http://www.ksby.com/story/32010940/a...66-has-crashed

    CAIRO (AP) - An EgyptAir flight from Paris to Cairo with 66 passengers and crew on board crashed in the Mediterranean Sea early Thursday morning, Egyptian aviation officials said.

    Egyptian Prime Minister Sherif Ismail said it was too early to say whether a technical problem or a terror attack caused the plane to crash. "We cannot rule anything out," he told reporters at Cairo airport.

    EgyptAir Flight 804 was lost from radar at 2:45 a.m. local time when it was flying at 37,000 feet, the airline said. It said the Airbus A320 had vanished 10 miles (16 kilometers) after it entered Egyptian airspace, around 280 kilometers (175 miles) off the country's coastline north of the Mediterranean port city of Alexandria.

    The aviation officials later said the plane crashed and that a search for debris was now underway.

    The "possibility that the plane crashed has been confirmed," as the plane hasn't landed in any of the nearby airports, said the officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the media.

    EgyptAir said a "distress call" had been received from the plane two hours after it disappeared from radar, thought to have been an emergency beacon. The Egyptian military denied that any distress calls were received.

    Egyptian military aircraft and navy ships were taking part in a search operation off Egypt's Mediterranean coast to locate the debris of the plane, which was carrying 56 passengers, including one child and two babies, and 10 crew members. The pilot had more than 6,000 flight hours.

    French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault offered to send military planes and boats to join the Egyptian search for wreckage.

    "We are at the disposition of the Egyptian authorities with our military capacities, with our planes, our boats to help in the search for this plane," he said. He spoke after French President Francois Hollande held an emergency meeting at the Elysee Palace.

    Hollande spoke with Egyptian president Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi on the phone and agreed to "closely cooperate to establish as soon as possible the circumstances" surrounding the incident, according to a statement issued in Paris.

    Those on board, according to EgyptAir, included 15 French passengers, 30 Egyptians, two Iraqis, one Briton, one Kuwaiti, one Saudi, one Sudanese, one Chadian, one Portuguese, one Belgian, one Algerian and one Canadian. Ayrault confirmed that 15 French citizens were on board.

    Egypt's state-run newspaper Al-Ahram quoted an airport official as saying the pilot did not send a distress call, and that last contact with the plane was made 10 minutes before it disappeared from radar. It did not identify the official.

    Airbus is aware of the disappearance, but "we have no official information at this stage of the certitude of an accident," the company's spokesman Jacques Rocca said.

    The Paris airport authority and the French civil aviation authority would not immediately comment.

    Queries about the missing plane sent out to the U.S. Federal Aviation Agency were not returned early Thursday.

    Around 15 relatives of passengers on board the missing flight have arrived at Cairo airport. Airport authorities brought doctors to the scene after several distressed family members collapsed.

    In Paris, relatives of passengers on the EgyptAir flight started arriving at Charles de Gaulle Airport outside the French capital, where their loved ones were last seen alive.

    A man and a woman, identified by airport staff as relatives of the flight's passengers, sat at an information desk near the EgyptAir counter Thursday at Charles de Gaulle Airport's Terminal 1. The woman was sobbing, holding her face in a handkerchief. They pair were led away by police and airport staff and did not speak to gathered journalists.

    Greece joined the search and rescue operation for the EgyptAir flight with two aircraft: one C-130 and one early warning aircraft, officials at the Hellenic National Defense General Staff said. They said one frigate was also heading to the area, and helicopters are on standby on the southern island of Karpathos for potential rescue or recovery operations.

    The Airbus A320 is a widely used twin-engine, single-aisle plane that operates on short and medium-haul routes. Nearly 4,000 A320s are currently in use around the world. The versions EgyptAir operates are equipped to carry 145 passengers.

    The ubiquity of the A320 means the plane has been involved in several accidents over the years. The last deadly crash involving the plane was Germanwings Flight 9525, in which all 150 onboard died when one of the pilots intentionally crashed it in the French Alps.

    An EgyptAir plane was hijacked and diverted to Cyprus in March. A man who admitted to the hijacking and is described by Cypriot authorities as "psychologically unstable" is in custody in Cyprus.

    The incident renewed security concerns at Egyptian airports after a Russian passenger plane crashed in Sinai last October, killing all 224 people on board. Moscow said it was brought down by an explosive device, and a local branch of the Islamic State has claimed responsibility for planting it.

    In 1999, EgyptAir Flight 990 crashed into the Atlantic Ocean near the Massachusetts island of Nantucket, killing all 217 people aboard, U.S. investigators filed a final report that concluded its co-pilot switched off the autopilot and pointed the Boeing 767 downward. But Egyptian officials rejected the notion of suicide altogether, insisting some mechanical reason caused the crash.

    (Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
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    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-36543969

    EgyptAir crash: Wreckage found in Mediterranean

    Wreckage of the EgyptAir flight that went missing over the Mediterranean last month has been found, Egyptian investigators say.

    A statement said "several main locations of the wreckage" had been identified.

    There were 66 people on board the Airbus A320 when it crashed on 19 May while flying from Paris to Cairo.

    It vanished from Greek and Egyptian radar screens, apparently without having sent a distress call.

    The Egyptian investigation committee said that investigators on board a search vessel in the area would now draw up a map of the wreckage distribution spots.

    It said the ship, the John Lethbridge, had sent the first images of the wreckage to investigators.

    The cause of the crash remains a mystery.

    What do we know so far?

    EgyptAir Flight MS804 vanished over the eastern Mediterranean early on Thursday 19 May with 66 passengers and crew on board
    Some surface debris was found 290km (180 miles) north of the Egyptian city of Alexandria
    Signals from the plane indicated that smoke was detected in the toilet and in the avionics area below the cockpit
    Search area is one of deepest in the Mediterranean - more than 3,000 metres (10,000ft) in some parts

    Who were the victims?

    Earlier this month, search teams said signals from one of the "black box" flight recorders had been detected.

    A terror attack has not been ruled out but no extremist group has claimed the downing of the plane.

    Analysts say human or technical error is also a possibility. Flight data revealed that smoke detectors went off in the toilet and the aircraft's electrics, minutes before the plane's signal was lost.

    According to Greek investigators, the plane turned 90 degrees left and then 360 degrees to the right, dropping from 11,300 metres (37,000ft) to 4,600 metres (15,000ft) and then 3,000 metres (10,000ft)before it was lost from radar.

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    BREAKING: 'EXPLOSIVES' ON DOOMED EGYPTAIR FLIGHT

    Traces of explosive material have been found on remains that were recovered from the crash of EgyptAir Flight 804, which crashed into the Mediterranean Sea in May during a flight from Paris, Egyptian officials have revealed.

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    Plane crash that killed 66 likely caused by pilot's cigarette, report finds


    An EgyptAir crash in 2016 that killed 66 people in the Mediterranean was likely caused by a fire that started in the cockpit, according to the conclusions of French experts contained in documents revealed on Wednesday.

    According to a 134-page document seen by Italian daily Il Corriere della Sera and sent to the Paris court of appeal in March, a fire on board was likely to have been caused by the conjunction of two factors.

    These were a leak from the co-pilot's oxygen mask and the combustion of a cigarette smoked by the pilot or co-pilot.

    After the crash in 2016, a U.S. intel source confirmed to CBS News the wreckage showed "signs of damage because of high temperature" and that a flight data recorder indicated there was smoke on board.

    EgyptAir flight MS804 suddenly disappeared from radar screens on May 19, 2016 on its way to Cairo from Paris, killing everyone on board.

    Egypt's aviation minister had initially said a terrorist attack, rather than lack of maintenance, was more likely to have brought down the plane.

    France's aviation safety agency, however, said the aircraft transmitted automated messages indicating smoke in the cabin and a fault in the flight control unit minutes before losing contact. After terrorism was ruled out, the plane crash was being investigated as a manslaughter case.

    Black box recordings corroborate the French experts' hypothesis, according to the Italian newspaper.

    The experts in particular isolated two "rustling" sounds coming from the microphone incorporated into the co-pilot's mask, a few minutes before the accident, probably indicating a strong flow of air, the mask having been put on "emergency" mode.

    The fire itself was started by "a spark or a flame" probably caused by a cigarette.

    In June 2018, two experts requested by investigating judges in Paris highlighted the replacement, three days before the crash, of the box containing the co-pilot's oxygen mask, for unknown reasons.

    "The replacement of this equipment requires very careful verification..., oxygen leaks being particularly dangerous", they had said.

    And in a report published in July 2018, the French Civil Aviation Safety Investigation Bureau (BEA) claimed that its "preferred hypothesis" was "that a fire broke out in the cockpit..., a fire which developed rapidly and led to the loss of control of the aircraft."

    The document revealed by Il Corriere della Sera also revealed that the two pilots said they were "tired by this night flight and the lack of sleep."

    However, the information available to the legal experts suggested that "the rest schedules were respected."

    Those killed in the crash included 40 Egyptians and 15 French citizens.

    The flight data recorder from Flight 804 was recovered from the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea, a day after the plane's cockpit voice recorder was retrieved.

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    They can still smoke on board? Especially in the little cockpit area? Is it 1950 there?

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