Missing EgyptAir flight crashed into sea, airline spokesman says
EgyptAir spokesman Ihab Raslan said Thursday morning that in his opinion Flight 804 from Paris to Cairo, which disappeared before dawn when it was ten miles within Egyptian airspace, crashed into the Mediterranean. The Airbus A-320 was carrying 59 passengers, including three children, and 10 crew members. It was supposed to have landed at 2:55 a.m. at Cairo international airport. Egypt's airports authority announced that the pilots did not send out any distress signal or report any problem before the plane disappeared, and that the flight was not carrying any dangerous materials or anything out of the ordinary. It was also announced that the two pilots had considerable flight experience and that the A-320 was manufactured in 2003. The Greek coast guard and Egypt's navy are currently trying to locate the plane.