EgyptAir flight MS804 disappears from radar between Paris and Cairo

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Another report concerning this flight

_http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/egyptair-flight-ms804-paris-cairo-1.3588755

EgyptAir said on its Twitter feed late Wednesday that a plane en route from Paris to Cairo has disappeared from radar.

The plane, with 59 passengers and 10 crew members, took off at 11:09 p.m. local time in Paris, the airline said.

The airline later said the plane was travelling at an altitude of 11,280 metres when it disappeared 16 kilometres after entering Egyptian airspace, a corrected distance from earlier information the airline had sent out.

Search and rescue teams have deployed to locate the Airbus A320, the airline said

They got pretty close to landing.
 

Gary

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The aircraft was flying at 37,000ft (11,300m) when it went missing over the eastern Mediterranean. An official said the plane lost contact with radar at 02:45 Cairo time (00:45 GMT).

EgyptAir said the plane disappeared about 10 miles (16km) into Egyptian air space.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-36309492
 

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It is further cited from one hour ago: http://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2016/may/19/egyptair-plane-cairo-paris-live-updates?page=with:block-573d308ae4b094bc5b17a5a3#block-573d308ae4b094bc5b17a5a3

Contact lost at 2.45am Cairo time

Some more information now from Egyptair:

It says flight MS804 lost contact with radar at 02:45 Cairo time.

The plane was at 37,000 ft and disappeared 80 miles (around 10 minutes) before entering Egyptian airspace.

Search and rescue teams are being assembled.

From 32m ago:

It also confirms that contact with the plane was lost 10miles/16km within Egyptian airspace.

From 24M ago:

Flight timings

The plane left Paris Charles de Gaulle at 23.09 local time Wednesday (21.09 GMT/22.09 BST/07.09am Thursday AEST).
It lost contact at 02.45am Cairo time (00.45 GMT/01.45 BST/10.45 AEST).
The plane has now been missing for more than three hours.

The plane was around 3 hours and 40 minutes into its journey (that was not, as earlier reported, the total journey time) when contact was lost.

Edit: There is a sort SoTT article about this now - https://www.sott.net/article/318569-EgyptAir-flight-804-disappears-en-route-from-Paris-to-Cairo-with-over-60-on-board
 

Gary

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A statement from EgyptAir’s official Twitter account appears to confirm reports that Flight 804 from Paris to Cairo has gone missing

In a series of tweets on the incident the airline cites an “informed source” as stating that the flight, which departed Paris at 23:09 for Cairo had “disappeared from radar” ten miles out from Egyptian airspace.

The information desk at Cairo International Airport told The Financial Times it had no information on whether the flight had disappeared or not, but confirmed that the plane in question was not at the airport.

http://www.ft.com/fastft/2016/05/19/egypt-air-flight-804-from-paris-reported-missing/
 

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CNN report the weather; http://www.cnn.com/2016/05/18/middleeast/egyptair-flight-disappears/

Conditions were clear and calm when the plane crossed over the Mediterranean, according to CNN meteorologist Michael Guy.
 

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German Media reports now that 66 people were on board and not 69:
_http://www.faz.net/aktuell/gesellschaft/egypt-air-flug-ms804-aegyptische-passagiermaschine-vermisst-14240919.html

Wonder why that is? Seems to be recurring pattern in lost and crashed planes.
 

Gary

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EgyptAir has also just updated information about the time contact with the plane was lost, now saying it was 2.30am local time (00.30 GMT/01.30 BST/10.30 AEST), and not 2.45am, as it earlier stated.

http://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2016/may/19/egyptair-plane-cairo-paris-live-updates
 

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Map and flight trajectory based on Mode-S transponder signals. - Source

egypt_a320_su-gcc_mediterranean_160519_map.jpg
 

Gary

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Pashalis said:
German Media reports now that 66 people were on board and not 69:
_http://www.faz.net/aktuell/gesellschaft/egypt-air-flug-ms804-aegyptische-passagiermaschine-vermisst-14240919.html

Wonder why that is? Seems to be recurring pattern in lost and crashed planes.

The initial figure provided by EgyptAir via Twitter was 69, but Ahmed Abdel, the vice-chairman of EgyptAir holding company later confirmed there were 66 people on board (56 passengers, 3 security personnel, 2 cockpit crew and 5 cabin crew).


As well as amended info on the time that contact was lost, there is this update on the location:

EgyptAir A320 aircraft flight number MS804 lost contact with radar above the Mediterranean sea about 280km (175 miles) from the Egyptian seacoast at 2.30am [local time] as the flight was expected to arrive Cairo airport at 3.15am.

This is quite different to earlier reports from the airline that the last-known contact was around 50km north of the Egyptian coastline.

http://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2016/may/19/egyptair-plane-cairo-paris-live-updates
 

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Flightradar24 showed a complete flight path of the missing aircraft EgyptAir

http://ria.ru/world/20160519/1436278512.html

MOSCOW, May 19 -. RIA Novosti portal flightradar24, tracking the movement of aircraft, aircraft flight showed a full route Airbus A320 airline EgyptAir until the last point of contact with him.

According to the portal, last contact with the aircraft at the time it was able to fly over the Mediterranean Sea at a height of 11.2 kilometers.

It is reported that the last contact between the missing aircraft and navigation services occurred 10 minutes before it disappeared from the radar.

MS804 flight bound from Paris to Cairo. On board were 56 passengers and 10 crew members.
 

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http://www.reuters.com/article/us-egyptair-airplane-idUSKCN0YA08W

The aircraft was carrying 56 passengers, including one child and two infants, and 10 crew, EgyptAir said. Earlier it said 59 passengers were aboard but then revised the figure.

The pilot had clocked up 6,275 hours of flying experience, including 2,101 hours on the A320, while the first officer had 2,766 hours, the airline said.

Greece said it had deployed aircraft and a frigate to the area to help with the search.

A Greek defense ministry source said authorities were also investigating an account from the captain of a merchant ship who reported a ‘flame in the sky’ some 130 nautical miles south of the island of Karpathos.

The weather was clear at the time the plane disappeared, according to weather reports.
 

Gary

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EgyptAir says that the plane’s emergency devices (possibly an emergency locator transmitter or beacon) sent a distress signal that was received at 4.26am, some two hours after the previously stated last radar contact.

http://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2016/may/19/egyptair-plane-cairo-paris-live-updates


There is some confusion over this new distress signal, reported to have been received at 04.26 local time (02.26 GMT).

This is two hours after the last confirmed contact via radar, which was at 02.30 local time (00.30 GMT).

But it is possible that the later signal, which has been described in some reports as a distress call, could have been an automated distress signal from an emergency locator beacon.

http://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2016/may/19/egyptair-plane-cairo-paris-live-updates




Egyptian aviation officials have told the Associated Press that the EgyptAir flight from Paris to Cairo with 66 passengers and crew on board has crashed.

They gave no further details on where the plane went down, but it was last spotted on radar 10 miles into Egyptian airspace over the Mediterranean.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/05/19/egyptair-flight-from-paris-to-cairo-disappears-from-radar/
 

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Live news about disappeared plane on RT:
_https://www.rt.com/on-air/

And some reports that it probably crashed in to the Mediterranean sea
_http://sputniknews.com/world/20160519/1039860002/egyptair-plane-crashed-into-sea.html
 

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Since I made the grounding sheet for my bed, I've been dreaming a lot more.

Last night, I dreamt that I was at some kind of fun social gathering, like a barbecue, and one of the women there was a flight attendant. When I found this out, I jokingly asked her to give us all the safety demonstration you get before the plane takes off, and I sat in a seat and pretended to be reading the safety manual and looking at the emergency lights on the floor, etc.

:/
 
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