EgyptAir Flight 804: ISIS Behind Plane’s Disappearance?

EgyptAir Flight 804: ISIS Behind Plane’s Disappearance?
Egyptair 777, Heathrow, 2 Oct. 2011 Phillip Capper CC BY 2.0
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In the wake of the disappearance of the EgyptAir Flight 804 that shook the world Thursday, several theories aiming to explain this yet another mysterious airline tragedy have surfaced, one of which is the possible link to terrorism.


Immediately after the flight was reported missing Thursday in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea, several conflicting and confusing reports have surfaced, which caused public confusion. It was earlier reported by CNN that debris from the plane were reportedly recovered off an Egyptian island, but it was later on confirmed by Egyptian authorities that it wasn’t from the missing plane.

According to a report from the Fox News, security officials from Cairo are not discounting the possibility of terrorism behind the tragic fate of the EgyptAir carrying 66 individuals including passengers and crew members.

Sherif Fathy, of Egypt’s Ministry of Aviation, said the airplane bound for Cairo from Paris, which was expected to be in Cairo airport, suddenly vanished an hour before its scheduled arrival in the middle of the vast Mediterranean Sea.

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Fathy said at this moment, Egyptian authorities are not excluding all possible theories behind the sudden disappearance of the Airbus 320 aircraft. He added that the probability of a terror attack as the main cause of the tragic incident is ‘stronger’ as compared to a technical glitch.

The connection between the incident and terror attack, particularly carried out by the international terrorist group of ISIS, has become stronger considering a similar incident had already happened just last year. In November 2015, a Russian commercial jet Metrojet 9268 blew up midair, an incident that was later claimed by ISIS, the Bustle reported.

But it took awhile before the Russian authorities confirmed that the incident was linked to terrorism. As of this writing, there has been no confirmation from the ISIS side claiming responsibility over the incident.

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