EgyptAir Paris-Cairo flight crashed
Thursday، 19 May 2016 - 04:11 PM
An EgyptAir flight that took off from Charles de Gaulle airport in France on Wednesday 18/5/2016 evening en route to Cairo went missing on Thursday 19/5/2016.
Flight MS804, which took off from Charles de Gaulle airport on Wednesday 23:09 Paris local time, disappeared from radar with 56 passengers and 10 crew members on board.
The National Security Council, under President Abdel Fattah El Sisi, discussed the developments of the disappearance of an Egyptian plane.
The council decided to continue search efforts for the plane and work on revealing its disappearance circumstances as soon as possible in cooperation with friendly countries such as France and Greece.
The Egyptian government will provide all forms of assistance to the families of the plane's passengers and crew, the council said.
It also directed EgyptAir crisis center to follow up on the development of the situation and announce the latest information.
The Armed Forces, in cooperation with other state institutions, stepped up efforts to find the EgyptAir plane.
French and Greek naval forces have joined the search for the missing EgyptAir plane.
French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault held a phone call with his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shoukry to discuss the latest developments concerning the EgyptAir flight.
French Foreign Ministry Spokesman Romain Nadal said the French minister asserted France's solidarity with Egypt in this incident.
France said it is mobilizing and ready to send its military means, planes and boats, to search for this plane.
The French Embassy in Cairo said its crisis center is following up developments of EgyptAir flight that vanished from radar at dawn.
On Twitter, the embassy published the crisis center phone numbers along with press statements by French authorities on the missing plane.
The British Foreign Office said it is on constant contact with Egyptian and French authorities over the disappearance of the EgyptAir flight.
A spokesman for the Foreign Office said that London is on contact with Cairo and Paris to get more information on the missing plane.