EgyptAir Crash: Investigation Underway

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Richard Osman is one of the victims of the EgyptAir crash. Photo/WALES NEWS SERVICE
  • EgyptAir flight MS804 crashes with 56 passengers, 10 crew
  • Flight left Paris Charles de Gaulle for Cairo at 10:09 p.m. Weds (BST)
  • Plane lost contact with radar at 12:45 a.m. (BST)
  • Flight went missing 10 miles after entering Egyptian air space
  • British victim named as doctor’s son Richard Osman, 40
  • Terror attack is the most likely cause of the crash, say experts
  • Wreckage found near Greek island of Karpathos
  • Second major incident to hit airline after hijack this year

Greek public broadcaster ERT reported that a Greek frigate searching for the missing Egyptair Airbus MS804, en route from Paris Charles de Gaulle to Cairo, found two plastic floating objects in a sea area 230 miles south of the island of Crete, 100 nautical miles off the southeastern island of Karpathos, on Thursday. Greek defense sources said that the red and white objects were spotted close to an area where a transponder signal was emitted earlier.

According to an EgyptAir Press Release: 

EgyptAir resource stated that the Egyptian Ministry of Civil Aviation has just received an official letter from the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs declaring the finding of wreckage of the missing aircraft No. MS 804 near Karpathos Island.

EgyptAir sincerely conveys its deepest sorrow to the families and friends of the passengers onboard Flight MS804. Family members of passengers and crew have been already informed and we extend our deepest sympathies to those affected. Meanwhile, the Egyptian Investigation Team in co-operation with the Greek counterpart are still searching for other remains of the missing plane.

Egyptair says “no explanations” yet for cause of crash, more from Ahmed Adel, the Egyptair VP, in his CNN interview:

“There are so many reasons why a plane can fall from the sky and crash. We have no explanations at this stage. We need more investigation.”

All 56 passengers and 10 crew members on board the flight lost their lives.

(Sources: The Telegraph UK and Greekreporter.com)