As the trail of a terrorist attack pushes its way through the various hypotheses, the Egyptian armed forces have confirmed through their Facebook page they found the wreckage of the Egyptair Airbus, which had disappeared during the night between Wednesday and Thursday, on the route between Paris and Cairo. After a few hours of flight, the plane disappeared from the radar and crashed into the sea. The causes of this catastrophe are still uncertain.
“On Friday, military planes and Egyptian Navy vessels were able to find the wreckage of the plane and passengers’ belongings in the area north of Alexandria, 290km off the coast – wrote the military spokesman, Brigadier Mohamed Samir -, adding that “search operations are still going on to recover everything they will be able to find.” In a statement (number 12), Egyptair has repeated the same information, pointing out that the discovery took place “early” today, “295 km off the coast of Alexandria.” Expressing its condolences to the families of the victims, the company announced that it wants to “take all necessary measures to cope with this situation.”
Meanwhile, Cyprus airport sources have communicated that the members of the Egyptian investigation committee – created to investigate the causes of the Egyptair plane crash – “will immediately go on site to examine the wreckage and the two black boxes, as soon as they are recovered”. The Commission is led by Ayman el-Mokadem, head of the investigative committee of the Ministry of Civil Aviation – the sources emphasize, meaning the same official who had led the investigation on the Russian plane that exploded in Sinai in October. Experts “will meet Airbus French investigators”, – they have added. The office of the Egyptian president announced the creation of this Commission yesterday.