Egyptair flight MS804 disappears over Mediterranean

Egyptair Airbus A320, picture credit

An Egyptair Airbus A320 has gone missing over the Mediterranean Sea, flying from Paris to Cairo.

Flight MS804 disappeared at 02.30h local time after leaving Greek airspace. So far the cause of disappearance is not known and Egyptair has asked the media to stop speculating until facts are known. The missing aircraft, registration SU-GCC was delivered to Egyptair in November 2003 and has flown about 48,000 flight hours.

Egyptair says: “Egyptair denies all misleading information published by news websites and on the social media channels regarding the reasons of the disappearance of Egyptair flight MS804 and the company confirms that the reason of disappearance hasn’t been yet confirmed.”

“Egyptair Calls for media resources to be assured of the information they post or release and to abide by the official press releases issued by Egyptair media centre.”

Airbus says: “Airbus regrets to confirm that an A320 operated by Egyptair was lost at around 02:30 am (Egypt local time) today over the Mediterranean Sea. The aircraft was operating a scheduled service, Flight MS 804 from Paris, France to Cairo, Egypt.”