sexta-feira, 20 de maio de 2016

EgyptAir: Egyptian Minister defends the thesis of a terrorist attack

Egyptian aviation Minister Sherif Fathi says that the more likely it is that a terrorist attack has caused the plane crash of EgyptAir.

"If you look at the situation carefully, the possibility of having an action, a terrorist attack, is greater than the likelihood of a technical problem," said Sherif Fathi.

The plane crashed, this Thursday, off the Greek island of Karpathos, the link between Paris and Cairo with 66 people on board.

The MS804 flight left Charles de Gaulle airport, in Paris, at 23:09 on Wednesday, local time, and should reach the international airport of the capital of Egypt in the early hours of Thursday.

The EgyptAir plane was flying the 37 1000 feet and disappeared about 130 nautical miles from the Greek island of KARPATHOS island.

Greece's civil aviation source said the last communication with the pilot of the plane of EgyptAir occurred three minutes before the appliance has disappeared from the radar, adding that it was not received any alert message.

To help in the search operations, the Government of the United States sent a maritime patrol aircraft to that area of the Mediterranean.

President Barack Obama was informed of developments.

The Greek Defence Minister Panos Kammenos, denies h aving been found wreckage of the plane of the EgyptAir on the Mediterranean; which contradicts what had been in advance by the Egyptian authorities.

Among those on Board was a Portuguese citizen, 30 Egyptians .15 French, 1 British, 1 Canadian, among other nationalities.

"Another air disaster to add to the list of accidents that Egypt met recently. What will certainly put more pressure on the Egyptian authorities, both from an economic point of view as security. The causes of the accident will only be determined in the next few days, "reported the Eunoews reporter in Cairo, Mohamed Shaikhibrahim.

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