Nigeria (Blank NEWS Online) –
French President Francois Hollande confirmed the plane, which left Paris headed for Cairo carrying 66 passengers and crew, had crashed into the Mediterranean Sea after an unexplained disappearance from radar.
Ships have been dispatched to the last points of radar confirmation to find the wreckage. Officials caution that investigations are in their early stages, as many were quick to point to terrorism fears after the Greek defense minister announced the plane suddenly dropped 22,000 feet, spun sharply and then disappeared from radar.
•EgyptAir Flight MS804 was flying from Paris to Cairo and vanished from radar with 66 people on board.
•The Airbus A320 crashed into the Mediterranean Sea but the cause is unclear
•Thirty Egyptians, 15 French and 10 other nationalities were on board.
An EgyptAir plane, en route from Paris to Cairo with 66 people on board, crashed Thursday into the Mediterranean Sea, officials said.
Greek and Egyptian search teams are now looking for survivors near the Greek island of Karpathos, east of Crete.
“We must do everything to find crash debris,” French President Francois Hollande said at a news conference.
EgyptAir Flight MS804 left Paris at 11:09 p.m. and was scheduled to land at 3:05 a.m., Cairo time. It was cruising at 37,000 feet when it vanished from radar around 2:45 a.m. Cairo time.
Search teams spotted two objects in the sea 230 nautical miles south of the island of Crete, a Greek official said. It has not been confirmed as debris from the plane crash, however. The search for the flight currently involves a frigate from Greece, as well as French, American, Greek, Turkish and Egyptian military planes.
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