Thursday, May 19, 2016
EgyptAir Jet Disappears Over Mediterranean Sea
An EgyptAir flight from Paris to Cairo is thought to have crashed into the sea with 56 passengers and 10 crew on board. Flight MS804 departed the French capital at 11.09pm (CEST) before vanishing, according to what the airline described as "an informed source". The airline said that the plane, which was carrying two babies and one child among its passengers, lost contact with radar at 2.45am Cairo time (1.45am BST). Its final contact with air control was 10 minutes earlier.At that stage the Airbus A320, which was 13 years old, was about three hours and 40 minutes into the four-hour journey and flying at 37,000ft.