EgyptAir flight with 66 on aboard crashes, terrorism suspected: Official
May 19, Cairo: An EgyptAir flight from Paris to Cairo with 66 people aboard crashed in the Mediterranean Sea may have been a terrorist attack, Egypt's aviation minister said.
Greek defence sources have reported that the discovery of two large plastic objects in the sea 80km south of Crete, just hours after an EgyptAir jet travelling from Paris to Cairo went missing early Thursday.
The floating objects were spotted in the Mediterranean Sea near an area where a transponder signal was detected earlier, the sources said. Life jackets have also been seen in the area.
According to EgyptAir, the Airbus A320 passenger jet was flying at 37,000ft when it disappeared on Thursday 16km after entering Egyptian air space.
The plane made "sudden swerves" mid-air and plunged before dropping off radars in the southern Mediterranean, Greece's defence minister said.
Francois Hollande, France's president, said in a televised address that the aircraft crashed early on Thursday.
An informed source at EGYPTAIR stated that Flight no MS804,which departed Paris at 23:09 (CEST), heading to Cairo has disappeared from radar.
The Oslo Times