The search for the airliner A320 continued for the second day. A plane with 66 people on Board disappeared over the Mediterranean sea. Earlier it was reported that the wreckage was found in the sea, but these reports proved to be false.
The plane was carrying 56 passengers and 10 crew members when he left the airport "Charles de Gaulle" and went to Cairo on Wednesday evening. Authorities claim that the plane probably fell into the ocean, but the reason remains unclear. Weather conditions were excellent.
Rescuers went into the sea, trying to find the wreckage, but so far their searches have not crowned success. Search and rescue work is still going on.
While no one theory has not been completely ruled out speculation of a terrorist attack also have a place to be. At some point before disappearing from radar, the aircraft deviated 90 degrees to the left and then made a 360-degree turn to the right, - said Greek officials.
Egyptian officials have pointed to technical failures and terrorism as a possible explanation. "We are at the initial stages of the investigation. In any accident the commander will tell you, just press on the brake a little and let the machine unfold. 360-degree rotation, which made the pilot, very sharp. That's not what I do in any major emergency, if I didn't lose control of the aircraft, "said Sharif Fathi, Minister of aviation of the country.
Most of the passengers were citizens of Egypt just 30. But also on Board were 15 French citizens, including a baby. There were also passengers from Iraq, great Britain, Belgium, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Chad, Portugal, Canada and Algeria, according to the Egyptian Minister of aviation.
Greece, France, the United States and other countries, looking for the wreckage in 130 nautical miles South-East of Karpathos, said the Greek aviation officials. Greece has sent two planes, two helicopters and a frigate to the area where the plane was last seen on radar. The U.S. Navy has deployed the aircraft Orion P-3 to assist in the search.
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