New developments have emerged in the disappearance of EgyptAir Flight 804.
Debris from the flight, which was headed from Paris to Cairo last week, have been discovered. These debris included life vests, articles of possession and parts of wreckage. The discovery also included human remains, which are being identified and matched with the victims.
However, Mirror.co.uk reports a bemusing coincidence between the disappearance of EgyptAir Flight 804 and Malaysia Airlines MH370, which vanished from the radar and disappeared two years ago.
The difference between the two tragedies is exactly 804 days. The website notes that the MH370 made voice contact with air traffic for the last time on March 17, 2014, before its disappearance off the radar; on the other hand, EgyptAir Flight 804 made voice contact with air traffic on May 19 this year before it vanished.
The coincidence was first noted by Twitter user Kevin Andrew. “Flight #MS804 goes missing exactly 804 days since #MH370 disappeared?” he wrote in his post. “Oh Christ, the conspiracy theorists are going to love that one.”
The MH370, an international passenger plane flying from Kuala Lumpur International Airport to Beijing International Airport, was carrying 239 passengers on board. It went off radar and disappeared over the South China Sea. EgyptAir Flight 804, carrying 66 passengers on board, was flying from Charles de Gaulle in Paris to Cairo Airport.
Meanwhile, EgyptAir’s vice chairman Ahmed Adel noted, “Any high velocity impact leads to defragmentations, and this is not indicative of what caused the accident. Let’s not jump to conclusions.”
As reported by CNN, the plane was flying at a height of 37,000 feet within the flight path without any deviation. Its disappearance from the radar screens occurred less than a minute after it entered the airspace of Egypt.
According to Greek Defense Minister Panos Kammenos, once the plane entered Egyptian airspace, it swerved “90 degrees left and then 360 degrees” before plummeting. However, the claim is being contested by the head of Egypt’s National Air Navigation Services Company, who is claiming that the plane did not swerve before disappearing off the radar.