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In the middle of the night, EgyptAir flight 804 disappeared off of radar while flying from Paris, France to Cairo, Egypt. The MS804 disappearance happened over the Mediterranean Sea at about 2 a.m. local time.
Here is an overview of the MS804 flight path, from FlightRadar24.
Here are some links to news reports, blogs, forums and other sites that have more information. I will endeavor to keep this list up to date as more information becomes available
- One Mile at a Time – What We Know So Far About The Disappearance Of MS804
- The Gate – EgyptAir Airplane Disappears From Radar During Flight
- Live from a Lounge – EgyptAir MS804 crashed, airline confirms
- Associated Press – The Latest: Egyptian minister says no crash cause ruled out (also has a timeline of past updates in the story)
- Flyertalk forum
- CNN – EgyptAir flight wreckage found
An informed source at EGYPTAIR stated that Flight no MS804,which departed Paris at 23:09 (CEST),heading to Cairo has disappeared from radar.
— EGYPTAIR (@EGYPTAIR) May 19, 2016
Here are the details, as far as I have been able to compile
There were 56 passengers and 10 crew aboard. The captain had over 6,200 hours of flying experience, and the co-pilot had over 2,700 hours. The plane was an Airbus A320 and departed Paris at 10:45 p.m. It was scheduled to arrive in Cairo at about 3 a.m. Egypt time but has not landed as of this time. It was flying at 37,000 feet and in contact with Greek air traffic control when the ATC lost contact with MS804 about 10 miles after it entered Egyptian airspace. This was at about 3:27 local time for the handover of the plane to Cairo’s area of responsibility, but “despite repeated calls, the aircraft did not respond.”
At this time I have not seen any confirmed accounts of what happened. My heart and prayers go out to the families and friends of all those affected.