The cause of the crash of the Egyptian airliner is not yet established. A passenger plane crashed in the Mediterranean sea, fragments of it have been discovered. On Board were more than 50 passengers and 10 crew members.
At the airport Charles-de-Gaulle begin arriving relatives of the passengers. They will be placed in the hotel. In the first airport terminal opened a crisis headquarters, which receives all information about the search. An emergency meeting was also held at the Ministry of foreign Affairs, in addition, the French President got on the phone with Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. The leaders expressed willingness to cooperate together in all forces to investigate this tragedy. The versions are not yet available.
The information is contradictory. It was reported that the plane still gave a distress signal for a few minutes before disappearing from radar screens, but later the Egyptian army has denied this information. While it is clear that the plane was flying at an altitude of 11 km and should begin to decrease. The flight took place normally. Aircraft 2003 model year. Pilots experienced, the commander of more than 6 thousand flight hours. The weather was great. In Paris now much remember: the hijacking Egiptair in March this year to Cyprus, and the attack on Sinai, where it was blown up a Russian airliner and killed 224 people. Remember the plane crash Egiptair in 1999, when the United States investigation showed that the pilot committed suicide, and the Egyptians insisted on a technical problem.
It is known that the missing airliner A-320 was manufactured in 2003. They are managed by an experienced crew. The Egyptian airline has a good reputation.
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