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Crisis Center Set Up to Investigate EgyptAir MS804 Crash

May 19, 2016

Key points: ** Wreckage discovered off coast of Alexandria. ** EgyptAir flight MS804 crashed while travelling from Paris to Cairo, dropping off the radar around 10 miles after entering Egyptian airspace ** French President Hollande confirmed the airplane crashed and then ‘disappeared’ ** Egypt’s Minister of Civil Aviation said no debris has been found, no cause of plane’s fate can be concluded ** Greece’s Minister of Defence says the airplane made sudden swerves and plunged before dropping off radars ** Airbus has confirmed the ‘loss’ of MS804. MS804 had approximately 48,000 flight hours ** The pilot had more than 6,000 hours of flight experience, say airline officials ** Plane was carrying 66 people. 30 passengers are from Egypt and 15 are from France. The rest of the nationalities include two from Iraq and one each from the United Kingdom, Belgium, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Chad, Portugal, Algeria, and Canada. ———————————————- Parts of the wreckage from the missing EgyptAir flight MS804 have been located roughly 290 KM off the coast of Alexandria, a spokesman from the Egyptian military confirmed on Friday. According to reports, aircrafts and navy vessels from Greece and Egypt that…

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