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Terrorists may have plunged EgyptAir into Mediterranean Sea, authorities say


Greek defence minister, Panos Kammenos in a released statement on Thursday has revealed that the missing EgyptAir plane made two sharp turns before it plunged into the Mediterranean Sea.

The defence minister said the Airbus A320 had “turned 90 degrees left and then a 360-degree turn to the right”.
“It then dropped more than 25,000ft (7,620m) before disappearing from radar,” he added.

Sixty-nine people were on board the Flight MS804, with most of them from Egypt, France and a Briton was also among the passengers.

According to Egypt’s civil aviation minister, the possibility of a terror attack is stronger than technical failure.

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Incoming reports also suggest that search teams have sighted debris from the plane floating on the Mediterranean Sea.

“There have been finds south-east of Crete, inside the Cairo flight information area,” Greek army general staff spokesman Vassilis Beletsiotis told AFP news agency.

The Flight MS804 left Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris at 23:09 local time on Wednesday (21:09 GMT) and was scheduled to arrive in the Egyptian capital soon after 03:15 local time on Thursday before it reportedly plunged into the Mediterranean Sea.

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