Trending right now is the hashtag #EgyptAir.
An Egyptair plane which was headed to Cairo from Paris had sixty-six people on board when it vanished from the airline’s flight radar at Thursday, (May, 19).
Flight MS804 operating an Airbus A320 took off from Paris’ Charles De Gaulle Airport shortly after 11 pm local time with 59 passengers and 7 crew members on board and disappeared 80 miles (10 minutes) before it entered the Egyptian airspace and 15 minutes before it scheduled landing time in Cairo.
The Greek defense minister, Panos Kammenos said the #EgyptAir “suddenly” started veering to the right and left just before it disappeared from radar adding that the flight MS804 had been cruising at an altitude of 37,000ft when it started rapidly losing altitude.
He said, “It made “sudden swerves” first 90 degrees to the left, and then in a full circle in the opposite direction immediately after it entered Egyptian airspace”.
The aircraft dropped by 22,000ft to 15,000ft before contact was lost at around 10,000ft just as investigators are confirming the story of a captain merchant who was on his ship when the plane went down and said he saw a “flame in the sky” at the time, off the island of Karpathos.
French President, Francois Hollande, and manufacturers of Airbus, have described the plane as “lost”.
Egypt, Greece and France have sent military planes, helicopters and ships to the area but no wreckage has yet been found.
Read Twitter Banter Below:
Terrible news about #EgyptAir My heart goes out to those who have lost loved ones.
— Lennaert Oostrom (@LennaertOostrom) May 19, 2016
— Donna4Donald (@TrumpfanBucksPA) May 19, 2016
#EgyptAir Iwas working there it is very bad foundation thank god that I am resigned
— moatazabdelmoneim (@mizomoussa2) May 19, 2016
— Mona Abel (@MONA_ABEL) May 19, 2016
— Marcus Vegetable (@MarcusVegetable) May 19, 2016
— The Hill (@thehill) May 19, 2016
#EgyptAir tragedy, along with the other series of aviation tragedies over the past two years, help show the ineffectiveness of int'l law.
— Gabriel Sanchez (@OpusPublicum) May 19, 2016
#EgyptAir the black box to tell the tale, the only times in history that they weren't able to was,newyork twice,shanksville,& pentagon
— shaun hebert (@shaunhebert) May 19, 2016
Why don't airlines install cameras in the cock pit and throughout the plane that can be reviewed in the event of an accident? #EgyptAir
— Moishe (@moishenoe) May 19, 2016
— Islam Abdel-Rahman (@IslamRahman) May 19, 2016
— Conservative Revival (@RiseGOP2016) May 19, 2016
Source, Twitter, Independent