EgyptAir Flight 804: Terror weighed as cause in plane’s disappearance – CNN

Cairo (CNN)Planes and ships scoured the heavily traveled waters of the Mediterranean Sea on Thursday, searching for EgyptAir Flight 804 after it disappeared from radar and, according to authorities, presumably crashed into water as it flew from Paris to Cairo.

At 2:29 a.m., just after it had entered Egyptian airspace, the plane swerved 90 degrees to the left, and then 360 degrees to the right before plunging first to 15,000 feet, then 10,000 feet, before dropping off radar, Kammenos, the Greek defense minister, told reporters.
Aboard were 56 passengers and 10 cabin crew members and security officers. The passengers were predominantly Egyptian — 30 in all — but also aboard were 15 French citizens, including an infant; two Iraqis; and one from each of the following countries: Britain, Belgium, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Chad, Portugal, Algeria and Canada, according to Fathi, the Egyptian aviation minister.

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