Thursday, 19 May 2016
EgyptAir flight from Paris to Cairo is reported missing
"An official source at EgyptAir said that Flight MS804, which departed Paris at 23:09 (CEST), heading to Cairo has disappeared from radar," the airline said on its official Twitter account. The aircraft was carrying 56 passengers including a toddler and 2 babies and 10 crew members.
Reuters reported in January that an EgyptAir mechanic, whose cousin joined Islamic State in Syria, is suspected of planting the bomb, according to sources familiar with the matter.
In March, an EgyptAir plane flying from Alexandria to Cairo was hijacked and forced to land in Cyprus by a man with what authorities said was a fake suicide belt. He was arrested after giving himself up.
Posted by Ekpedeme Albert