October 28, 2016

EgyptAir missing plane MS804

EgyptAir Flight 804 from Paris to Cairo disappeared from radar Thursday morning over the Mediterranean Sea with 66 people on board. Here’s what we know so far:

The plane’s wreckage has been found, EgyptAir Vice President Ahmed Adel said in an exclusive interview with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour.
The cause of the plane’s disappearance is more likely terrorism than a technical issue, Egypt’s civil aviation minister said.
U.S. government officials have an initial theory that a bomb took down the plane. Officials said the theory could change, with one senior administration official cautioning it is not yet supported by a “smoking gun.”
Greek air traffic control tried to reach the Airbus A320’s pilots about two minutes before it disappeared — but got no response.
As the plane left Greek airspace for Egyptian airspace, it swerved sharply and plunged from 37,000 feet down to the Mediterranean, Greece says.

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