Francois Hollande Confirms Crash Of EgyptAir Flight – French President Francois Hollande has confirmed the crash of EgyptAir flight MS804 which left Paris on Wednesday.
“We will draw conclusions when we have the truth about what happened,” he said. “Whether it was an accident, or whether it was – and it’s something that is on our minds – terrorism.”
There were 15 French citizens aboard the flight, and France has offered to help Greek and Egyptian forces who are currently searching for the rubble in seas south of the Greek island of Karpathos.
The plane was 37,000 feet above the ground and about 10 miles into Egyptian air space, the airline announced on Twitter today. As it entered the Egyptian air space, it swerved “90 degrees left and 360 degrees to the right” then plunged, according to Greece’s Defence Minister Panos Kammenos.