WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Early signs suggest that a bomb is responsible for taking down a missing EgyptAir flight over the Mediterranean Sea, according to US media reports on Thursday.
Early belief of US government officials is this was terrorism- initial theory is #EgyptAir was taken down by a bomb, US officials tell CNN— Dianne Gallagher (@DianneG) 19 May 2016
EgyptAir Flight MS804 departed from Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris at 23:09 GMT. The aircraft was heading for Cairo International Airport. According to the airline, there were a total of 66 people on board the plane, including 56 passengers.
Earlier, Russian Federal Security Service Director Alexander Bortnikov also said EgyptAir passenger jet disappearance is most likely linked to a terrorist act.