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بالصور "عمل رهابي”يقف خلف تفجير الطائرة المصرية؟هل هذه بقايا ال64 راكبا

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2018.06.16 07:42

رحم الله كلا من "هيثم وسمر ويارا وعاطف ورئيسة الطاقم ميرفت والكابتن والمساعد والستين(66) راكبا على الطائرة المنكوبة  اوجعت القلوب والأهل لكن هذا لايعني نسيان وقوع حادثتين في مصر للطيران في اقل من عدة اشهر مع  التاكيد ان استهداف طائرات الركاب المدنية عمل مقصود، ومحسوب بدقة، في حد ذاته، من قبل الجماعات الارهابية، لانه يحدث اكبر قدر من الرعب، ويربك الاجهزة الامنية اولا، ويحقق اكبر ضجة اعلامية ثانيا، خاصة اذا كانت الطائرات المستهدفة اوروبية، او تقل ركابا اوروبيين.
الحرب على الارهاب، حرب طويلة وصعبة ومعقدة، وترتكب الحكومات خطأ كبيرا باكتفائها بالاجراءات الامنية فقط، وعلى حساب الحلول السياسية والاجتماعية والاقتصادية الاخرى، الاكثر اهمية في نظرنا، فجميع المسارات يجب ان تكون متداخلة، ومن المؤلم ان الذين يقودون هذه الحرب يغفلون هذا التدخل، لاعتقادهم ان الحلول الامنية وكل ما يتفرع عنها من ممارسات، يمكن ان تقضي وحدها على هذه الظاهرة المرعبة والمتمددة.

بالتالي بعد تأكيد نظرية “عمل الارهابي”.. من يقف خلف تفجير الطائرة المصرية؟.. وكيف وصلت المتفجرات الى واحد من اكثر المطارات “امانا” في العالم؟ وهل هو “انتقام” مزدوج من فرنسا ومصر معا؟ فتش عن بصمات خلايا “الدولة الاسلامية”

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وبعد العثور على حطام طائرة الخطوط الجوية المصرية جنوب جزيرة كريت اليونانية، باتت احتمالات اسقاطها بعمل ارهابي الاكثر ترجيحا، الامر الذي يطرح العديد من الاسئلة حول كيفية اسقاطها، ومن هي الجهة المسؤولة التي تقف خلف هذه الكارثة؟ ولماذا شركة طيران مصرية؟

فان كل الفرضيات قائمة في اختفاء الطائرة المصرية ومخاوف من تعرضها لهجوم

 

 يتعذر حاليا استبعاد اي فرضية بشأن اختفاء طائرة رحلات مصرية ليل الاربعاء الخميس لكن عناصر اولى جمعت من الظروف الجيوسياسية تثير المخاوف من هجوم، بحسب خبراء.

سؤال: ما المعلومات المتوافرة حتى الان بشأن هذا الاختفاء؟

جواب: اختفت الرحلة ام اس 804 التابعة لشركة مصر للطيران من شاشات الرادار خلال توجهها من مطار شارل ديغول في باريس الى القاهرة في الساعة 02,45 توقيت القاهرة (00,45 ت غ) فيما كانت في المجال الجوي المصري “على بعد 48 الى 64 كلم من الساحل”، على ما افاد نائب رئيس مصر للطيران، قبالة سواحل جزيرة كارباثوس اليونانية، بحسب مصدر في الطيران المدني اليوناني. كما اعلن الجيش المصري “عدم استقبال اي رسائل استغاثة من الطائرة المفقودة”.

س: هل احتمال الحادث وارد؟

ج: اكد رئيس الوزراء الفرنسي مانويل فالس “عدم استبعاد اي فرضية” فيما اتفق الرئيسان الفرنسي فرنسوا هولاند والمصري عبد الفتاح السيسي “على التعاون الوثيق لتوضيح ظروف الاختفاء في اسرع وقت”.

قال خبير الطيران جيرارد فيلتزر في مقابلة مع وكالة فرانس برس “تبدو احتمالات وقوع مشكلة تقنية كبرى، انفجار محرك، انفجار على متن الطائرة (…) ضئيلة”. واضاف ان طائرة ايرباص ايه320 التي كانت تنقل 66 شخصا “حديثة نسبيا” وانتجت في العام 2003. كما يعتبر هذا الطراز جديرا بالثقة. قال الخبير “انها طائرة الرحلات المتوسطة الاكثر مبيعا في العالم، فهي تحط او تقلع بوتيرة طائرة كل 30 ثانية”.

انها “طائرة عصرية. وقعت الحادثة في اثناء التحليق وسط اضطرابات حادة”، على ما صرح المدير السابق للمكتب الفرنسي للتحقيقات والتحاليل جان بول ترواديك عبر اذاعة اوروبا 1. اضاف ان مصر للطيران “شركة يحق لها تسيير الرحلات من والى اوروبا، اي انها غير مدرجة على اللوائح السوداء”.

س: هل يمكن ان تكون الطائرة اسقطت في اثناء التحليق، سواء كان عمدا او لا؟

ج: اعتبر فيلدزر فرص هذا السيناريو ضئيلة، سواء كان بصاروخ ارض-جو، على ما ذكر بشأن الرحلة 17 لشركة الطيران الماليزية فوق اوكرانيا في تموز/يوليو 2014، او بحر-جو على غرار الرحلة 655 التابعة لشركة ايران للطيران التي اسقطتها طرادة حربية اميركية في تموز/يوليو 1988.

كذلك نظرا الى الارتفاع الذي كانت الطائرة عليه (اكثر من 11 كلم) وبعدها الكبير عن السواحل، لم تكن في مدى صواريخ ارض-جو المحمولة التي تملكها جماعات مسلحة مختلفة في الشرق الاوسط. قال فيلدزر “صاروخ من الارض، لا. اسقاطها بنيران طائرة اخرى عن طريق الخطأ، لا يمكن استبعاد ذلك، لكن ان صح الظن كنا سنعلم”. اضاف ان شمال مصر القريب من سواحل اسرائيل وقطاع غزة يشكل “المنطقة الاكثر مراقبة في العالم، بما في ذلك بالاقمار الصناعية، بالتالي بات اخفاء هذا النوع من المعلومات اصعب بكثير”.

س: ماذا عن احتمال اعتداء بالمتفجرات؟

ج: في الوقت الراهن تبدو هذه الفرضية الاكثر ترجيحا. فعدم اصدار اي نداء استغاثة يشير الى “حدث مباغت” ما “يلمح الى احتمال اعتداء”، بحسب ترواديك.

“تبدو فرضية الاعتداء الافضل، الاجواء السياسية تحيل الى ذلك، هناك ميل الى هذه الفرضية”، بحسب فيلدزر. ففرنسا سبق وتلقت ضربات قاسية من تنظيم الدولة الاسلامية في الاشهر الاخيرة، فيما شهدت مصر اطاحة السلطة العسكرية بالرئيس المصري الاسلامي السابق محمد مرسي، وكلاهما هدف للتنظيم المتشدد. لكن “بشكل عام، يتم تبني هذا النوع من الاعتداءات، ان كان هذا منها. سنعلم سريعا”.

س: كيف يفسر احتمال وجود مادة متفجرة على متن الطائرة؟

ج: اشارت اولى عناصر التحقيق الى تنفيذ الطائرة عدة رحلات الاربعاء بين القاهرة ومصر. “ان احتمال وجود عبوة على الطائرة مع شخص وضع العبوة في رواسي او في القاهرة ما زال قائما” نظرا الى صعوبة “السيطرة 100% على الدخول والخروج في اي مطار، حتى رواسي حيث المراقبة مشددة. هذه ليست نظرية يمكننا استبعادها”، على ما اكد فيلدزر لوكالة فرانس برس.

اشار ترواديك الى ان “المهمة الاولى تقضي بانتشال الحطام الذي سيوفر دلالات عن الحادث (…) وان وقع انفجار، فربما ترصد اثار مواد متفجرة”.

منذ اختفاء الطائرة من على شاشات رادارات الملاحة اليونانية، وتأكيد سقوطها بشكل حاد بعد دخولها الاجواء المصرية مباشرة، بات في حكم المؤكد ان عملا ارهابيا هو الذي يقف خلف هذا الاختفاء، وكان الكسندر بورتينكوف مدير جهاز الامن الفدرالي الروسي، اول من اكد هذا الاحتمال، بينما فضل نظراؤه في باريس والقاهرة اعتماد مبدأ التقسيط في الافراج عن المعلومات الحقيقية، تماما مثلما حدث مع طائرة روسية انفجرت بعد اقلاعها من مطار شرم الشيخ 31 تشرين الاول (اكتوبر) الماضي، وتناثر حطامها في جزيرة سيناء.

التحقيقات الامنية ستنصب حتما حول كيفية وصول القنبلة المفترضة التي فجرت الطائرة على ارتفاع 37 الف قدم الى قلبها، وهل كانت ضمن حقائب الركاب ام حملها احدهم، وفجرها لاحقا، وقبل الهبوط بنصف ساعة؟ ولكن يظل من السابق لاوانه اعطاء احكام قاطعة قبل العثور على الصندوق الاسود وتحليل بياناته، وهذا سيأخذ وقتا طويلا.

اذا تأكدت فرضية التفجير، وهي شبه مؤكدة، فان السلطات الفرنسية وذراعها الامني في مطار شارل ديغول، حيث اقلعت الطائرة، ستجد نفسها في موقف صعب للغاية، فمن المفترض ان المطارات الفرنسية تعيش حالة من الطوارىء كإجراء احتياطي بعد تفجيرات مطار بروكسل، وقبلها تفجيرات العاصمة الفرنسية، وتهديدات عديدة من قبل منظمات ارهابية بعمليات انتقامية على الاراضي الفرنسية، ودماء ضحايا تفجيرات بروكسكل القريبة لم تجف بعد.

الجهة المسؤولة عن هذا التفجير، وتشير معظم اصابع الاتهام الى خلية قد تكون تابعة لتنظيم “الدولة الاسلامية”، حققت اختراقا امنيا كبيرا في واحد من اكثر المطارات امانا في العالم بأسره، الامر الذي سيؤكد عدة حقائق رئيسية:

  • اولا: ان “الدولة الاسلامية” قد تملك شبكة من الخلايا النشطة، والمدربة تدريبا عاليا، وجرى تنشيطها مؤخرا لاثارة اكبر حالة من الرعب في اوروبا، وفرنسا على وجه التحدد، التي عززت من مشاركتها في الحرب ضد “الدولة الاسلامية” في سورية والعراق في الاشهر الاخيرة، للانتقام من قتلاها في بروكسل والرقة والموصل.

  • ثانيا: ربما تكون هذه العملية تحذيرا للدول الاوروبية، وفرنسا على وجه الخصوص، التي تستعد حاليا لارسال قوات لتعزيز اخرى “خاصة” للقضاء على “الدولة الاسلامية” في ليبيا، وازالة “امارتها” التي اسستها في مدينة سرت، وفرنسا من اكثر المحرضين على عودة حلف “الناتو” الى ليبيا على غرار ما فعل قبل خمس سنوات.

  • ثالثا: نقل الحرب الى العواصم والمدن والمطارات الاوروبية كضربات استباقية، في ظل استعدادات التحالف الستيني بقيادة الولايات المتحدة لاستعادة مدينتي الموصل والرقة اللتين تسيطر عليهما “الدولة الاسلامية” الى جانب مدن اخرى.

  • رابعا: تصعيد حرب الاستنزاف ضد النظام المصري، والتركيز على ضرب صناعة السياحة التي بدأت تتعافى جزئيا، بعد تشديد الاجراءات الامنية في المطارات المصرية، بالتزامن مع تنفيذ هجمات وتفجيرات في وسط القاهرة لهز صورة النظام الحاكم امنيا وسياسيا واقتصاديا.

السلطات الامنية الفرنسية تلقت، بهذا التفجير، ضربة قوية لمصداقيتها، وفعالية اجراءاتها الامنية، ومن بين هذه الاجراءات ابعاد العديد من العاملين المسلمين من اصول مغاربية من الاماكن الحساسة والمطارات خاصة، كإجراء امني احتياطي، وهذا الابعاد ربما يعطي نتائج عكسية.

الجماعات “الجهادية” المتطرفة، بما فيها تنظيم “الدولة الاسلامية”، لم تعلن اي منها المسؤولية عن تفجير الطائرة، حتى كتابة هذه السطور، على غرار ما فعلته الاخيرة مرتين، عندما قالت ان خلية تابعة لها هي التي دست القنبلة في احد حقائب ركاب الطائرة الروسية المستهدفة في مطار شرم الشيخ، وكذلك فعلت الشيء نفسه اثناء تفجيرات مطار بروكسل وقبلها باريس.

 

EgyptAir flight MS804 debris is discovered off Greek island

The pictures posted online purportedly show debris from the doomed Airbus A320 (pictured, left inset, on a previous flight) that crashed into the Mediterranean with 66 people on board. The images emerged as search vessels reported seeing large objects floating in the sea around 230 miles south of the island of Crete. Greek defence minister Panos Kammenos said flight MS804 disappeared after going into a sudden spin and plunging 22,000ft before vanishing off the radar (right inset) at 00.30am GMT without making a distress call. The revelation came as security experts, ministers and former air accident investigators said all the evidence pointed to the plane being targeted in a terrorist attack. The 56 passengers on board included one Briton, 30 Egyptians, 15 French, one Belgian, one Iraqi, one Kuwaiti, one Saudi Arabian, one Chadian, one Portuguese, one Algerian and one Canadian. Meanwhile, devastated relatives wept and comforted each other (left) as they waited for news on their loved ones at Cairo International Airport (left) and Charles De Gaulle airport (right) where the plane took off.

These images claim to show debris from the doomed EgyptAir plane that crashed into the Mediterranean with 66 people on board in what experts claim was almost certainly a terrorist attack.

The pictures emerged as search vessels reported seeing large objects floating in the sea around 230 miles south of the Greek islands of Crete and Karpathos.

Flight MS804 was travelling from Paris to Cairo when it vanished from radar ten miles into Egyptian airspace at 00.30am GMT without making a distress call.

Greek defence minister Panos Kammenos said the Airbus A320 made sudden swerves in mid-air, lurching 90 degrees to the left then 360 degrees to the right. It then dropped from 37,000 feet to 15,000ft before the signal was lost at around 10,000 feet.

The revelation came as security experts, ministers and former air accident investigators said all the evidence currently pointed to the plane being targeted in a terrorist attack. 

The 56 passengers on board included one Briton, 30 Egyptians, 15 French, one Belgian, one Iraqi, one Kuwaiti, one Saudi Arabian, one Chadian, one Portuguese, one Algerian and one Canadian. There were 10 crew members including three security guards. 

The British national is believed to be a man in his 40s from Carmarthen in south Wales.

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Wreckage of MS804? This image posted online purportedly shows a piece of debris from the doomed EgyptAir plane that crashed into the Mediterranean with 66 people on board, although MailOnline has been unable to independently verify the pictures 

Wreckage of MS804? This image posted online purportedly shows a piece of debris from the doomed EgyptAir plane that crashed into the Mediterranean with 66 people on board, although MailOnline has been unable to independently verify the pictures 

The pictures emerged as search vessels reported seeing large objects floating in the sea around 230 miles south of the island of Crete

Vanished: EgyptAir flight MS804  heading from Paris to Cairo is believed to have crashed into the sea after disappearing from radar. There were 66 people on board the Airbus A320 (pictured) that vanished 40 minutes before it was set to land in Egypt early Thursday morning

Vanished: EgyptAir flight MS804 heading from Paris to Cairo is believed to have crashed into the sea after disappearing from radar. There were 66 people on board the Airbus A320 (pictured) that vanished 40 minutes before it was set to land in Egypt early Thursday morning

Relatives of passengers on the missing EgyptAir flight break down as they console each other at Cairo International Airport in Egypt

Relatives of passengers on the missing EgyptAir flight break down as they console each other at Cairo International Airport in Egypt

A relative of one of the passengers on board EgyptAir flight MS804 reacts as she makes a phone call at Charles de Gaulle Airport outside Paris
A relative of the victims of the EgyptAir flight 804 wipes her tears as she is comforted by unidentified people at Charles de Gaulle Airport outside of Paris

Devastated: A relative of one of the passengers on board EgyptAir flight MS804 weeps as she makes a phone call (left) and wipes away tears (right) as she waits for news at Charles de Gualle Airport near Paris where the doomed plane took off hours earlier

The images of the debris were posted on pprune, an internet forum for professional pilots, by a user who said he was sent them by the captain of the Egyptian container vessel, Maersk Ahram. MailOnline has been unable to independently verify the claims.

A Greek frigate also reported spotting two large plastic objects floating in the sea 230 miles south of the island of Crete.

They appeared to be pieces of plastic in white and red and spotted close to an area where an emergency transponder signal had been emitted.    

Egyptian Civil Aviation Minister Sherif Fathi also said the possibility of a terror attack was a stronger possibility than technical failure.

The head of Russias top domestic security agency, Alexander Bortnikov, also claimed it was in all likelihood it was a terror attack. 

 

Meanwhile, Jean-Paul Troadec, the former chief of the BEA national investigation unit, said the lack of a live emergency alert meant it was almost certainly destroyed in a terror attack.

He told Europe 1 radio station in Paris: A technical problem, a fire or a failed motor do not cause an instant accident and the team has time to react. 

The team said nothing, they did not react, so it was very probably a brutal event and we can certainly think about an attack.

Their comments came after a merchant ship captain reported seeing a flame in the sky over the Mediterranean.

ISIS has been waging a deadly insurgency against Egyptian security forces and last October claimed the bombing of a Russian airliner flying home holidaymakers from the Egyptian resort of Sharm El-Sheikh which killed all 224 people on board.

The flight was the aircrafts fifth of the day, having also flown to the Eritrean capital of Asmara, the Tunisian capital Tunis and Brussels in Belgium. 

French President Francois Hollande said nothing had been ruled out about the cause of the crash.  

Despair: An Egyptian woman whose brother was on board the  jet reacts as she leaves the EgyptAir service building at Cairo Airport

Despair: An Egyptian woman whose brother was on board the jet reacts as she leaves the EgyptAir service building at Cairo Airport

A woman holds her head in her hand as she waits for more news outside the Egyptair in-flight service building at Cairo International Airport

A woman holds her head in her hand as she waits for more news outside the Egyptair in-flight service building at Cairo International Airport

A Greek frigate found two large plastic objects floating in the sea about 230 miles south of the island of Crete, Greek defence sources said

A Greek frigate found two large plastic objects floating in the sea about 230 miles south of the island of Crete, Greek defence sources said

A radar map shows the planes path travelling from Paris and then stopping in the Mediterranean Sea before reaching Cairo, where it lost contact with air traffic control 

A radar map shows the planes path travelling from Paris and then stopping in the Mediterranean Sea before reaching Cairo, where it lost contact with air traffic control 

 
 
 

Speaking at the Elysee Palace in Paris, he said: When we have the truth we need to draw all the conclusions. At this stage, we must give priority to solidarity toward the families (of the victims).

The Paris prosecutors office has opened an investigation into the accident.

The prosecutor said in a statement that its collective accident department opened the investigation with the national gendarme service, adding that no hypothesis is favoured or ruled out at this stage


 
 
 In the minutes and hours after the crash, devastated relatives gathered at Charles De Gaulle and Cairo Airports, weeping and comforting each other as waited for news of their loved ones.

The British Foreign Office said it was in contact with the family of the British national who was feared dead.

British Navy vessels HMS Enterprise, RFA Lyme Bay and RFA Cardigan Bay have been dispatched to the area to assist with the search operation.

The Airbus A320 left the French capitals Charles De Gaulle Airport at 9.09pm GMT last night before coming down off the Greek island of Karpathos ten miles into Egyptian airspace at around 00.30am GMT.

It was scheduled to arrive at Cairo Airport at 1.15am GMT.

EgyptAir first reported on the disappearance of the flight, tweeting: An informed source at EGYPTAIR stated that Flight no MS804, which departed Paris at 9.09pm (GMT) heading to Cairo, has disappeared from radar.  

Greeces Civil Aviation Authority CAA said the flight entered the Greek air traffic control area (FIR) at 2.24am Greek time (11.24am GMT).
 

Grief: Relatives of missing EgyptAir passengers comfort each other in front of the airliners office at Cairo International Airport

Grief: Relatives of missing EgyptAir passengers comfort each other in front of the airliners office at Cairo International Airport

Relatives and friends of passengers flying on the EgyptAir react as they wait outside the Egyptair in-flight service building at Cairo Airport

Relatives and friends of passengers flying on the EgyptAir react as they wait outside the Egyptair in-flight service building at Cairo Airport

Agony: A woman reacts as she waits outside the EgyptAir service building where relatives are being held at Cairo International Airport

Agony: A woman reacts as she waits outside the EgyptAir service building where relatives are being held at Cairo International Airport

 
 
 

It was identified and approved on its flight course before passing into the next section of air traffic control where it was approved by the controller for the exit point of the Greek FIR.

The CAA said the last communication traffic controllers had with the EgyptAir pilot at around 00.05am found him in good spirits.

It said the pilot was in a good mood and gave thanks in Greek when authorised to exit the Athens flight information region.

Air traffic controllers tried to contact the pilot again at 00.27am for the handover of the plane to Cairos area of responsibility, but despite repeated calls, the aircraft did not respond.

Air traffic control called on the emergency frequency and again there was no response.

At 00.29am GMT, the aircraft was over the exit point of the Athens FIR, and at 00.29.40am GMT, it vanished from radar. 

The Greek authority said the military was asked for help in case the plane could be located on a military radar, but there was no sign of it. 

Search and rescue operations then kicked in 00.45am. 

Egypts state-run newspaper Al-Ahram quoted an airport official as saying the pilot did not send a distress call and that last contact with the plane was made 10 minutes before it disappeared from radar.

EgyptAir said the plane sent an emergency signal, possibly from an emergency beacon attached to the plane, at 2.26am GMT two hours after it vanished. 

In water crashes, an underwater beacon attached to the aircrafts flight recorders starts to emit a signal or ping which helps search and rescue teams to locate the crash and find the black boxes.  

Shock: A woman reacts as she waits outside the Egyptair in-flight service building where relatives and friends of passengers who were flying in an EgyptAir plane that vanished from radar en route from Paris to Cairo are being held,at Cairo International Airport

Shock: A woman reacts as she waits outside the Egyptair in-flight service building where relatives and friends of passengers who were flying in an EgyptAir plane that vanished from radar en route from Paris to Cairo are being held,at Cairo International Airport

Relatives and friends of passengers who were flying in an EgyptAir plane leave the Egyptair in-flight service building at Cairo Airport

Relatives and friends of passengers who were flying in an EgyptAir plane leave the Egyptair in-flight service building at Cairo Airport

Relatives gather at Cairo Airport. Among the 56 passengers on board the plane were 30 Egyptian nationals, 15 French, two Iraqis, one Briton, Belgian, Kuwaiti, Saudi, Sudanese, Chadian, Portuguese, Algerian and a Canadian

Relatives gather at Cairo Airport. Among the 56 passengers on board the plane were 30 Egyptian nationals, 15 French, two Iraqis, one Briton, Belgian, Kuwaiti, Saudi, Sudanese, Chadian, Portuguese, Algerian and a Canadian

 
 
 

Egyptian military aircraft and navy ships were taking part in a search operation off Egypts Mediterranean coast to locate the debris of the plane, which was carrying 56 passengers, including one child and two babies, and 10 crew members. 

Greece also joined the search and rescue operation, officials at the Hellenic National Defense General Staff said. 

French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault offered to send military planes and boats to join the Egyptian search for wreckage.

We are at the disposition of the Egyptian authorities with our military capacities, with our planes, our boats to help in the search for this plane, he said. 

He spoke after French President Francois Hollande held an emergency meeting at the Elysee Palace.

Later, the French military said a Falcon surveillance jet monitoring the Mediterranean for migrants had been diverted to help search for the EgyptAir plane. 

Military spokesman Colonel Gilles Jaron said the jet is joining the Egypt-led search effort and the French navy may send another plane and a ship to the zone.  

Mr Hollande has spoken with Egyptian president Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi by telephone and they agreed to closely cooperate to establish the circumstances in which the EgyptAir flight disappeared.

The government statement cited Hollande as saying he shares the anxiety of families. 

 
 
 
We cannot rule anything out: Egyptian Prime Minister Sherif Ismail talks to reporters at Cairo International Airport. He said it was too early to say whether a technical problem or a terror attack caused the plane to crash

We cannot rule anything out: Egyptian Prime Minister Sherif Ismail talks to reporters at Cairo International Airport. He said it was too early to say whether a technical problem or a terror attack caused the plane to crash

On high alert: A French officer of the Police aux Frontieres (Borders Police) stands guard at  Charles de Gaulle airport

On high alert: A French officer of the Police aux Frontieres (Borders Police) stands guard at Charles de Gaulle airport

Police take up position at Terminal 1 at Charles de Gaulle airport, after the EgyptAir flight vanished from radar

Police take up position at Terminal 1 at Charles de Gaulle airport, after the EgyptAir flight vanished from radar

The EgyptAir counter at Charles de Gaulle was empty first thing this morning after reports of the planes disappearance began to surface

The EgyptAir counter at Charles de Gaulle was empty first thing this morning after reports of the planes disappearance began to surface

 

 
 
 Speaking on RTL radio, he said the Paris airport authority has opened a crisis centre to support the families coming to Charles de Gaulle Airport.

He said no theory can be ruled out.

Search and rescue teams have been sent to a specific location believed to be 40 miles from the Egyptian coast.

Greece has also joined the search and rescue operation.

Two aircraft, one C-130 and one early warning aircraft have been dispatched, officials at the Hellenic national defence general staff said.

They said one frigate was also heading to the area, and helicopters are on standby on the southern island of Karpathos for potential rescue or recovery operations.

Ahmed Abdel, the vice-chairman of EgyptAir holding company, said no distress signal had been sent, as far as he knew.

He added that there had been no reported problems with the plane when it left Paris.

The captain of the plane, Abdel said, had more than 6,000 flying hours. This includes 2,000 on an A320.

He also said there was no special cargo on board and the airline was not informed about any dangerous objects on board.

As the plane was in Egyptian airspace, their air traffic controllers should have been in contact with the flight team.

However, it does not necessarily mean the plane was over land at the time, as Egyptian air space stretches over the Mediterranean Sea.

According to flight schedules, it was the planes fifth flight of the day.

Shortly after news of the disappearance broke, the Egyptair website crashed.

The Airbus A320 is a short-to-mid range aircraft and is one of the most commonly used in the world that first entered circulation in 1986.

It has a capacity of 150 passengers and a range of more than 3,000 miles.  

 

 
 
 
 
FROM A JOVIAL CONVERSATION WITH AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL TO RADIO SILENCE: HOW MS804 VANISHED IN MID-AIR

11.09pm local time (9.09pm GMT) Wednesday:

EgyptAir flight MS804 departs Paris Charles De Gaulle Airport bound for Cairo with 56 passengers and 10 crew including three security guards.

2.24am Greek time (11.24 GMT) Thursday:

Airbus A320 enters the Greek air traffic control area, also known as the flight information region (FIR).

The plane was identified and approved on its flight course before passing into the next section of air traffic control where it was approved by the controller for the exit point of the Greek FIR.

00.05 GMT:

The last communication traffic controllers had with the pilot found him in good spirits. The captain was in a good mood and gave thanks in Greek when authorised to exit the Athens FIR.

00.27 GMT:

Air traffic controllers try to contact the pilot again for the handover of the plane to Cairos area of responsibility, but despite repeated calls, the aircraft did not respond.

Air traffic control called on the emergency frequency and again there was no response.

00.29am GMT:

The aircraft crosses over the exit point of the Athens air traffic control area.

00.29.40secs GMT:

The jet vanishes from radar 170 miles from the Egyptian coast.

The Greek authority said the military was asked for help in case the plane could be located on a military radar, but there was no sign of it.

00.45am GMT

Search and rescue operation gets underway

4.26am local time (2.26 GMT)

There is confusion over a new distress signal that was reportedly received by an Egyptian military tower, two hours after the last confirmed contact with the aircraft. It is believed to have come from the aircrafts emergency devices.

 

 

An EgyptAir plane was hijacked and diverted to Cyprus in March. A man who admitted to the hijacking and is described by Cypriot authorities as psychologically unstable is in custody in Cyprus.

The incident renewed security concerns months after a Russian passenger plane was blown out of the sky over the Sinai Peninsula.

The Russian plane crashed in Sinai on October 31, killing all 224 people on board. Moscow said it was brought down by an explosive device, and a local branch of the extremist Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for planting it.

In 1999, EgyptAir Flight 1990 crashed into the Atlantic Ocean near the Massachusetts island of Nantucket, killing all 217 people aboard.

U.S. investigators filed a final report that concluded its co-pilot switched off the autopilot and pointed the Boeing 767 downward.

But Egyptian officials rejected the notion of suicide altogether, insisting some mechanical reason caused the crash.

EgyptAir has provided the following numbers for those wanting more information or who may have families on board:

080077770000 from any landline in Egypt

+ 202 25989320 outside Egypt or any mobile in Egypt
 
 
 
FRENCH SPY CHIEF WARNED COUNTRY WAS CLEARLY BEING TARGETED BY ISIS A WEEK BEFORE EGYPTAIR CRASH

The head of Frances internal intelligence agency had warned the country was being clearly targeted by ISIS a week before the Paris to Cairo flight took off.

It has now emerged that Patrick Calvar, the head of Frances DGSI agency, told a parliamentary committee on national defence in Paris on May 10 that ISIS was planning a new form of attack.

France was targeted twice last year – with the Charlie Hebdo attack in January and the Paris attacks in November – and the French security forces are on a state of high alert.

 

Patrick Calvar (pictured), the head of French internal intelligence, warned last week that ISIS was planning new attacks on France

Mr Calvar was quoted in The Local as saying: We risk being confronted with a new form of attack: a terrorist campaign characterised by leaving explosive devices in places where big crowds gather, multiplying this type of action to create a climate of panic.

He made no mention of attacks on aircraft.

But he said he believed France was the country most threatened by ISIS, which is often known as Daesh, and also warned that Al-Qaeda remained a threat and was champing at the bit to restore its image as a major player, especially in the Maghreb and the Arabian peninsula.

 
 
 
A closer locator map shows where the flight lost contact with radars around 170 miles from the the Egyptian coast

A closer locator map shows where the flight lost contact with radars around 170 miles from the the Egyptian coast

Hunt for MS804: Several vessels are seen on radar joining the search for the doomed Airbus A320 in the Mediterranean

Hunt for MS804: Several vessels are seen on radar joining the search for the doomed Airbus A320 in the Mediterranean

The airline then tweeted that there were 56 passengers on board and 10 crew members 

The airline then tweeted that there were 56 passengers on board and 10 crew members 

The airline revealed that the flight had gone missing after posting this Tweet early on Thursday morning 

The airline revealed that the flight had gone missing after posting this Tweet early on Thursday morning 

They then confirmed that the flight lost contact with air traffic controllers 10 miles inside Egyptian airspace

They then confirmed that the flight lost contact with air traffic controllers 10 miles inside Egyptian airspace

 
 
 

HIJACKINGS, PILOT SUICIDES AND MOUNTAIN CRASHES: EGYPTAIRS LONG HISTORY OF AVIATION DISASTERS

March 19, 1972: Flight 763 Cairo to Aden

The EgyptAir plane crashed into the Shamsan Mountains on approach to Aden International Airport, killing all 30 people on board.

August 23, 1976: Flight 321 Cairo to Luxor

Three armed terrorists hijacked the flight with 95 passengers and six crew on board as it neared Luxor airport in southern Egypt. 

The men, claiming to be from the Abd Al-Nasir movement, demanded to be flown to Tripoli in Libya but the Boeing 737 landed at Luxor after they were told it needed to refuel. 

Once there, the hijackers demanded the release of five Libyan prisoners from a Cairo jail who had been detained for plotting assassination attempts on dissident Libyan and Yemeni political leaders. 

But army officers successfully stormed the plane and the hijackers were arrested. No-one was harmed in the incident.

December 25, 1976: Flight 864 Cairo to Bangkok

The Boeing 707 flying from Cairo to Don Mueang International Airport crashed in an industrial complex in Bangkok, killing all 52 people on board and 19 on the ground. Pilot error was blamed for the crash.

October 17, 1982: Flight 771 Cairo to Geneva

On approaching Geneva, the plane, carrying 182 people, landed 50m before the runway and bounced before sliding off the left side. 

It turned 270 degrees and continued to slide backwards before coming to a rest with its right wing ripped off. No-one was killed.

November 23, 1985: Flight 648 Athens to Cairo

Three Palestinian members of terrorist organisation Abu Nidal hijacked the Boeing 737 with 89 passengers and six crew shortly after its 8pm takeoff from Athens. 

A security guard on the plane shot and killed one of the terrorists before he was killed and two flight attendants were wounded. 

The hijackers demanded to be flown to Libya but the plane had to land at Malta to refuel. 

The two wounded crew members and 11 passengers were released at Malta airport. 

However, the hijackers threatened to kill a passenger every 10 minutes when Maltese authorities refused to refuel the plane unless everyone on board was released. 

A stand-off commenced and two U.S. passengers were executed. Egyptian forces eventually stormed the plane and 56 more passengers were killed, leading to a total of 60 dead, including two hijackers. Thirty eight people survived, including one hijacker.

October 22, 1993: Flight 767 Cairo to Sanaa

A man carrying a knife hijacked the plane and demanded to be taken to Aden in Yemen. He was arrested after the plane landed in Sanaa, Yemen.

March 27, 1996: Flight 104 Luxor to Cairo

An Egyptian man and his teenage son hijacked the Airbus A320 shortly after it departed from Luxor in southern Egypt. 

They claimed to have explosives and wanted to meet Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi to deliver him a message from God. The plane was diverted and landed at Derna-Martuba in Libya where the hijackers surrendered to authorities.

October 19, 1999: Flight 838 Istanbul to Cairo

A male passenger threatened the crew with a knife and demanded that the Boeing 737 be diverted to London or Germany. 

The hijacker was successful, with the plane landing at Hamburg-Fuhlsbüttel Airport. However once there, all passengers were released and German police arrested the hijacker.

October 31, 1999: Flight 990 Los Angeles to Cairo

A Boeing 767 carrying 217 on board crashed into the Atlantic Ocean about 100km south of Natucket Island, Massachusetts. The official probable cause of the crash was suicide by the co-pilot.

May 11, 2000: Flight 233 Cairo to Aswan

A male passenger on the Airbus A321 claimed a jar of hair gel was a bomb and told the chief flight attendant that he wanted to go to Afghanistan to find work. 

He then tried to storm the cockpit but was overpowered by crew members before gaining entry. The plane, with 19 passengers on board, landed safely in Aswan in southern Egypt. The offender was charged with air piracy and threatening the lives of passengers.

May 7, 2002: Flight 843 Cairo to Tunis

The Boeing 737 with 62 people on board crashed into a hill near the Tunis-Carthage International Airport in Tunisia during poor weather conditions. 

Eleven passengers and three crew members died. The investigation found the minimum safe altitude warning device at the airport did not cover the relevant runway.

Oct 21, 2009: Flight 738 Istanbul to Cairo

A Sudanese passenger on the Boeing 737 was armed with a knife and held-up a flight attendant minutes after take-off. He demanded the flight be diverted to Jerusalem so that he could liberate it. The man, who was intoxicated, was overpowered by two air marshals.

July 29, 2011: Flight 667 Cairo to Saudi Arabia

The Boeing 777 with 317 people on board had a fire in the cockpit while still on the ground at Cairo Airport. Seven people were injured, no-one was killed. The plane was written off.

March 29, 2016: Flight 181 Alexandria to Cairo

Egyptian man Seif Eldin Mustafa hijacked the Airbus A320 after it left Alexandria in northern Egypt and forced it to divert to Larnaca Airport in Cyprus. 

Once landed, Mustafa - who was wearing a fake suicide belt - took several passengers and crew hostage and demanded to see his Cypriot ex-wife. 

However shortly after, he released most passengers and crew before surrendering about seven hours later

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