EgyptAir MS804: images of wreckage released

21st May 2016
EgyptAir MS804: images of wreckage released

Images of items which were found during the search for missing Egypt Air flight MS804 have been released by The Egyptian military, according to reports.

They include life vests, parts of seats and objects marked EgyptAir, which were discovered in the Mediterranean Sea.

The Airbus 320 had been travelling from Paris to Cairo with 66 passengers and crew on board when it vanished from radar on Thursday morning.

Earlier today it was confirmed that smoke was detected in parts of the cabin minutes before the plane disappeared. The cause is not yet known.

Of the people on board, 30 are believed to be Egyptians, while there are also 15 French and ten other nationalities, including one Briton.


The plane was flying at 37,000ft when it went missing over the eastern Mediterranean, ten miles from Egyptian airspace and half an hour from landing.

Greek aviation officials say air traffic controllers spoke to the pilot when he entered Greek airspace and everything appeared normal.

In a statement plane manufacturer Airbus said:  “The aircraft involved, registered under SU-GCC was MSN 2088, was delivered to EgyptAir from the production line in November 2003.

“The aircraft had accumulated approximately 48,000 flight hours.”

In line with ICAO annex 13, Airbus said is stood-by ready to provide full technical assistance to the French Investigation Agency - BEA - and to the authorities in charge of the investigation.

The first A320 entered service in March 1988.

At the end of April 2016 over 6,700 A320 Family aircraft were in operation worldwide.

To date, the entire fleet has accumulated nearly 180 million flight hours in over 98 million flights.



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