Egyptian civil aviation department and officials of EgyptAir believe that the missing EgyptAir plane crashed into the Mediterranean sea between Greece and Egypt.
According to Reuters, a senior aviation source privy to the situation said “the theory that the plane crashed and fell is now confirmed after the preliminary search and after it did not arrive at any of the nearby airports.”
“All causes for the disaster are open, whether it is a major technical fault or a terrorist action or any other circumstance. This will be ascertained when we inspect the plane’s wreckage and transcribe its black boxes.”
The jet was carrying 56 passengers 10 crew. They included 30 Egyptian and 15 French nationals, along with persons of 10 other countries.
The Greek ministry of defense is reportedly investigating an account by a merchant ship captain who alleged that he ‘flame in the sky’ about 130 nautical miles south of the island of Karpathos.
Search and rescue operations are currently underway.