Egypt’s aviation minister sherief fathy said tody that it is “too early” to establish the reason behind the EgyptAir plane that vanished off the radar earlier today. the minister told a press conference on Thursday “We do not rule out any possibility in the incident including a terrorist act,” but he described assumptions that there was a technical fault in the plane as “nonsense”
MR Fathy said that the last contact made with the plane was at 2:30 AM, and trials to reestablish connection were ongoing until 2:50 AM
MR FATHY ADDED “Until the wreckage of the plane is found, we won’t say that it crashed, even if there is a high probability that it did,” Fathy added, “and there is no information yet on plane wreckage found.”
The flight, MS804, disappeared off the radar as it was crossing the Mediterranean at 2:45 Cairo time en route from Paris to Cairo, EgyptAir said early Thursday morning.
The company added on its twitter account that there were 66 people on the flight, in addition to three security officials. There are 30 Egyptian passengers on board the flight, EgyptAir said.
The passengers also include 15 French nationals, two Iraqi nationals, a British national, a Saudi national, a Portuguese national, a Belgian, a Kuwaiti, a Chadian, an Algerian, and a Canadian
The EGYPTIAN AVIATION MINISTER: IT IS TOO EARLY TO ESTABLISH THPLANE S VANISH OFF