EgyptAir Flight MS804 Missing

Wednesday, May 18, 2016
By George Hatcher

EgyptAir Flight MS804 en route from Paris to Cairo disappeared from radar. At least 66 were aboard. The plane left Paris Wednesday evening and was scheduled to arrive in Cairo tomorrow (Thursday.) FlightRadar24 indicated that the plane flew from Asmara, in Eritrea, to Cairo, then on to Tunis, in Tunisia, before heading, via Cairo, to Paris. Currently, the Airbus A320 #SU-GCC is missing. There are ten crew and 56 passengers, including 30 Egyptians, 15 French citizens, one Briton, two Iraqis, as well as people from Canada, Belgium, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Algeria, Sudan, Chad and Portugal.

If this plane went down in the Mediterranean as Ethiopia409 did departing Beirut, it would be in the Mediterranean in shallow waters.

This Airbus A320 MSN088 registration #SU-GCC was delivered to EgyptAir on 3/11/2003.


Egyptian and Greek search and rescue teams are being deployed to look for the missing plane. Although the news said that no distress call was reported, EgyptAir tweeted (in Arabic) that a distress signal was sent from the plane’s emergency devices. Egypt Civil Aviation Ministry says contact was lost with Egyptair Flight #MS804 10 miles inside Egyptian airspace.

The first officer had 2,675 hours, and the captain had 6,275 hours in all, and 2,101 hours on type.

Contact numbers for the families are: 0800 7777 0000 from any landline in Egypt and + 202 2598 9320 outside Egypt or any mobile in Egypt.

At 02:33 local time, the flight was enroute at FL370 over the Mediterranan Sea, 130nm north of Alexandria,Egypt and about 210nm NNW of Cairo when the transponder signals stopped.

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