Another MH370? EgyptAir Flight 804 Goes Missing
EgyptAir Flight 804, which was heading from Paris to Cairo, has gone missing, the airline has confirmed.Advertisement
As of May 27, investigators and search operatives are already racing against time to find the plane’s black boxes.
A ship is already en route to the eastern Mediterranean Sea. It is expected to arrive to the search area by this week.
According to the report from The New York Times, the black boxes are significant for it contains “the only definitive evidence” about the plane’s crash.
Time is essential because by the middle of June, the black boxes are expected to fall silent as the batteries will likely die down around this time. The black boxes will no longer be able to emit the “ping” needed for it to be found.
Based on the bodies recovered days after the tragic event, it appeared that there was an explosion from the aircraft before it disintegrated into the Mediterranean Sea
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.
The Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs have declared that a wreckage belonging to EgyptAir Flight 804 has been found. However, recent reports are claiming that the said wreckage did not belong to the missing flight.
Following the incident, EgyptAir has expressed its deepest sympathies to the families of the passengers and crew. The search continues.
AFP is reporting that Greek airport authorities believe the missing EgyptAir flight 804 crashed in the Mediterranean after disappearing from radar en route from Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris to Cairo.
French security officials are also saying that “they cannot rule out the possibility of a terror attack.”
The plane, which was carrying 59 passengers and 10 crew members, took off from Paris’ Charles De Gaulle Airport shortly after 11 p.m. local time, Gawker reports. The plane went off radar on early Thursday morning.
In March 2014, Malaysia Airlines MH370 went off radar before its disappearance. The airline, with 239 passengers on board, was traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.
This post will be updated as more information becomes available.