EgyptAir MS 804 on 5/19/16, Paris to Cairo, Missing

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An EgyptAir Airbus A320, registration SU-GCC from Paris Charles de Gaulle (flight MS804 departing 18 May) to Cairo with 56 passengers, 2 flight crew, 5 cabin crew and 3 security personnel, lost contact over the Mediterranan Sea about 280km (151nm) from the Coast of Egypt at 02:30 local time (00:30 UTC) on 19 May 2016. Greece's Civil Aviation Authority reported radar contact with the aircraft was lost about 2 minutes after the aircraft was handed off from Greek to Egyptian Air Traffic Control.

At 12:30 CEST (10:30 UTC) 19 May 2016 France's President Hollande announced that the aircraft has crashed while flying over the Mediterranean Sea in Egyptian Airspace.

At 19:00 local time (17:00 UTC) 19 May 2016 EgyptAir posted on their Facebook page that wreckage of the missing aircraft was found near Karpathos Island. This was later denied by the head of the Greek air safety authority. EgyptAir's VP subsequently retracted the statement that debris of the aircraft had been found and said they were mistaken.

On the morning of 20 May 2016 The Egyptian Armed Forces informed EgyptAir that they have found first debris from the missing aircraft operating flight MS804 around 295 KM from the Egyptian coastline.
On 20 May 2016 The Aviation Herald published ACARS (Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting System) messages which suggested there was smoke in a lavatory followed by smoke in the avionics bay.

On 22 May 2016 Egypt's President confirmed that the Petroleum Ministry has provided a submarine that could reach 3,000 meters under water in an attempt to retrieve the two black boxes.

On 23 May 2016 the French BEA and Egypt's Civil Aviation Authority, in response to media reports of an emergency call on Egypt's frequency, stated that no such communication has been received on any frequency.

On 1st Jun 2016 Egypt's Civil Aviation Authority reported that the French vessel "Laplace" has located pings presumed to originate from one of two black boxes. The French BEA confirmed that Egyptian Authorities have confirmed a "signal that may come from one of the recorders" of flight MS-804.

On 16 Jun 2016 the vessel "John Lethbridge" managed to retrieve the cockpit voice recorder in several stages as the CVR had been damaged.

On 17 June 2016 the vessel "John Lethbridge" managed to recover the memory module of the second black box, the flight data recorder.


List of nationalities of passengers on Board:

30 Egyptian
15 French
2 Iraqi
1 British (dual nationality with Australia as confirmed by AU government)
1 Belgian
1 Kuwaiti
1 Saudi
1 Sudanese
1 Chadian
1 Portuguese
1 Algerian
1 Canadian

+ 10 crew of unknown nationality.

Useful, reliable links:
Aviation Herald (Avherald) article on MS804
BBC article on MS804


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Old May 18, 16, 9:05 pm
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EgyptAir MS 804 on 5/19/16, Paris to Cairo, Missing

Egyptair just posted on their Twitter that MS804 performing CDG to CAI has been reported missing from radar and that the situation will be updated when possible.

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Just got the CNN blurb on my phone as well. FR24 has it last reported over the Med: https://www.flightradar24.com/data/f...ms804/#9c0b766
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Ugh no
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Found a report saying 59 passengers and 10 crew.
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https://twitter.com/EGYPTAIR
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Originally Posted by dascc View Post
Ugh no
Indeed, especially with reports of an Egyptair mechanic being involved in 9268. Early to speculate anything and hopefully nothing more than a glitch. Thoughts with passengers and family.
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Keep our fingers crossed....
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You can view the planefinder.net playback of the flight.

https://planefinder.net/flight/MSR80...21:25:00%20UTC

The flight appears to just vanish shortly after flying close to Crete and leaving Greek airspace.
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CNN in the USA is focusing on it now. They've called up their usual aviation team.
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From some sources:

Airbus A320-232 equipment.

"The plane was at 37,000 ft and disappeared 80 miles (around 10 minutes) before entering Egyptian airspace."
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Can't lie, getting some cold feet about my trip to Egypt in a month.

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Wonder when it should run out of fuel?
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Originally Posted by MSPeconomist View Post
CNN in the USA is focusing on it now. They've called up their usual aviation team.
Prepare for 24/7 coverage even with no new information.
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Old May 18, 16, 9:49 pm
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Originally Posted by neilah View Post
From some sources:

Airbus A320-232 equipment.

"The plane was at 37,000 ft and disappeared 80 miles (around 10 minutes) before entering Egyptian airspace."
Now they're saying that it was ten miles inside Egyptian airspace (over the Mediterranean Sea) when it "disappeared." It was neither ascending nor descending at the time.

An expert is suggesting from the data that there was a security breach and midair explosion.

ADDED: It left Paris around 11 pm local time. Contact was lost about twenty minutes before the expected landing time at Cairo. It's now been missing about three hours.

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