Debris from EgyptAir Flight 804 — which crashed in the Mediterranean with 66 people aboard on Thursday — has been found by Egyptian forces, the military says. Here’s what we know so far:
— Passenger belongings and aircraft parts were found 180 miles north of Alexandria, military says.
— Plane swerved sharply then plunged from 37,000 feet to 10,000 feet after entering Cairo airspace, Greek officials say.
— Cause of crash is more likely terrorism than technical fault, Egyptian and U.S. officials believe.
— Airbus A320 made stops in Eritrea and Tunisia prior to taking off from Paris. Egyptair flight MS804 missing: live updates as plane crash with 66 on board ‘almost certainly caused by attack’ EgyptAir Flight MISSING over Mediterraneann Sea UPDATES 66 Passengers aboard, 2 infants LIVE Coverage. Egypt Air says flight 804 disappeared from radar early Thursday. EgyptAir was at 37000 feet when it disappeared. No special cargo was on the missing flight. Egyptian prime minister at Command Center to follow up on missing flight 66 people on board missing Egypt Air flight. 56 passengers including two infants and 10 crew members and three security staff. 804 disappeared from radar early Thursday morning. It was scheduled to land in Cairo at 3:15 a.m. the missing plane is an Airbus A320 the conditions were clear and calm when the plane crossed the Mediterranean. The plane did not send a distress signal. The Egyptian Navy is conducting a search and rescue for the plane Greece is assisting in the rescue except. Egyptian flight was at 37000 feet altitude when it disappeared. The flight was scheduled to land in Cairo at 3:15 a.m. local time Thursday. Egypt air jet should have landed in Cairo hours ago. Updates to follow.Flightconditions were clear and calm when the plane cross the Mediterranean according to meteorologist according to Egyptian officials there was no special cargo on plane Egyptian prime minister at airport Command Center to French authorities are holding an emergency meeting over Ms 804. EgyptAir lost contact with missing plane 208 kilometers from Egyptian Coast. EgyptAir says missing plane was an Airbus A320. France hold an emergency meeting over missing Egypt Air flight stay tuned for more information and updates Egypt Air flight from Paris to Cairo has disappeared from radar Aviation officials believe Egypt airplane crashed into sea distress signal detected from vicinity of where plane disappeared EgyptAir officials say the distress signal may not have come from the plane there were 66 people on board the missing flight including 56 passengers two of which were infants, 10 crew members and three security staff. He just Air flight was scWreckage of EgyptAir flight MS804 has been found south of the Greek island of Karpathos, Egyptian aviation officials confirmed.
The Airbus A320 was en route from Paris to Cairo with 66 passengers and crew when it went down overnight.
Egyptian Vice-President Ahmed Adel told CNN the rescue operation was “turning into a search and recovery”.
Officials say the plane is more likely to have been brought down by a terrorist act than a technical fault.
It made two sharp turns and dropped more than 25,000ft (7,620m) before plunging into the Mediterranean Sea, Greek Defence Minister Panos Kammenos told reporters.
What we know
Relatives wait at airports
Search teams in the area have sighted debris from the plane, including life jackets.
“There have been finds south-east of Crete, inside the Cairo flight information area,” Greek army general staff spokesman Vassilis Beletsiotis told AFP news agency.
The search in seas south of the Greek island of Karpathos involves Greek and Egyptian naval forces, and the British Royal Air Force.
Sixty-six people were on board Flight MS804, most of them from Egypt and France. A Briton was among the passenger scheduled to land in Cairo at 3:15 a.m. Thursday morning.