An EgyptAir plane thestar
Wreckage was found about 290km north of the Egyptian city on May 20, the Egyptian military was quoted as saying.
“The presidency with utmost sadness and regret mourns the victims on aboard the EgyptAir flight who were killed after the plane crashed in the Mediterranean on its way back to Cairo from Paris,” Sisi’s office said in a statement.
Relatives of missing EgyptAir flight MS804 wait outside the EgyptAir in-flight service building straitstimes
The plane was lost from radar at 2:30am local time when it was flying at 37,000 feet, south of the Greek Kassos and Karpathos islands, and just after entering Egyptian airspace.
Photos claiming to show debris from a crashed EgyptAir plane were posted on Facebook by Tarek Wahba, who was captaining a ship involved in the search for wreckage on May 19 theguardian
The plane was an Airbus 320. The captain had 6,275 flying hours, including 2,101 on the A320 while the copilot had 2,766.
The 56 passengers on the plane included 30 Egyptians, 15 French, two Iraqis and one passenger each from the United Kingdom, Belgium, Chad, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Portugal, Algeria, Canada and Kuwait.
A relative of a passenger on the EgyptAir flight smh
French President François Hollande said that “no theory has been ruled out” as to what caused the crash, including an accident or terrorism.