This is so scary! Once again, a flight has mysteriously gone missing. On May 18, an EgyptAir flight heading from Paris, France to Cairo suddenly disappeared from radar while over Egyptian airspace. Here’s what we know so far.
We can’t believe another plane has disappeared! On May 18, an EgyptAir flight between Paris, France and Cairo, Egypt mysteriously disappeared, as it was no longer showing up on radar. People are beginning to fear that another terror plot is at work here. Here’s the scoop.
**EgyptAir has confirmed the plane has crashed, most likely over the Mediterranean Sea. The plane had three security officers aboard the missing EgyptAir flight, French authorities said. Alain Vidalies, the junior minister for transportation, said the security presence was a “usual procedure for EgyptAir planes.”He also said the plane had not been carrying cargo.***
It’s like a flashback to 2014 when the Malaysia Airline flight seemed to disappear into thin air. On May 18, EgyptAir flight 804 was presumed missing once it disappeared from radar while passing over Egyptian airspace. The Airbus A320 was heading from Paris to Cairo before it went dark.
On it’s site, the Charles de Gaulle Airport said EgyptAir Flight 804 left Paris at 11:09 p.m. local time and should have landed at 3:05 a.m. but never arrived. It was carrying 69 people which included 59 passengers and 10 crew. Two infants and one child were also among the passengers. According to CNN’s meteorologist Michael Guy, conditions were clear and calm when the plane crossed over the Mediterranean, so inclement weather isn’t to blame for the disappearance.
EGYPTAIR media centre will update as more information becomes available.
— EGYPTAIR (@EGYPTAIR) May 19, 2016
DailyMail reports that the plan was just 10 miles into Egyptian airspace and 20 minutes from landing when the signal went dark. Interestingly, there were no mechanical issues or distress calls from the plane, as far as we know right now. Of course, the immediate fear is of terrorism. Plans have been feared as a weapon since Sept. 11, 2001, and we hope that this is not another case of that, and that all of the passengers are found safe.
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