Today’s news flashed across the media that Flight MS804 reportedly went missing and then crashed leaving speculations of terrorist attacks. Early today the Egyptian Ministry of Civil Aviation allegedly received official documentation from the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs declaring the finding of wreckage of the missing aircraft No. MS 804 near Karpathos Island (near Greece). The VP of EgyptAir disputed this later on CNN saying no wreckage was found. It is reported that 66 people were on board the Airbus A320 manufactured in 2003 reports state.
The flight’s passengers included two infants and one older child, according to statements the airline gave. There happened to be no Americans on board, according to EgyptAir. The nationalities of the passengers were: Egyptian-30, French-15, Iraqi-2, Algerian-1, Belgian-1, British-1, Canadian-1, Chadian-1, Kuwaiti-1, Portuguese-1, Saudi-1, and Sudanese-1.
The disappearance before the flights presumed crash on a trip from Paris to Cairo happened 174 miles off of the coast of Egpyt after MS804 entered Egyptian airspace. The Egyptian and Greek Military have joined forces to help locate the missing plane that lost communication with dispatch approximately three and half hours after departure. The planes navigation record shows distress as Officials at the Greek Ministry of Defense explained to ABC News MS804 flight activity before they lost contact.
EgyptAir pilot made a 90-degree turn to the left and then a 360-degree maneuver as the plane plunged about 20,000 feet just before officials lost contact. – Greek Ministry of Defense; ABC News
The Aviation Ministry is ruling out technical difficulties and saying that a terrorist attack is more likely the cause of the disappearance/crash. With the floating object being disputed whether it is part of Flight 804 or not will have the families of the missing on the edge that wait at Caito airport in hopes of seeing their loved ones of having closure. So terrible that 3 children were aboard I think that’s the part of the story that will stick with us all. What do you think actually happened on board MS804? We will keep you updated as the story unfolds. The flight was scheduled to arrive at 3:15am.