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US State Department Makes Announcement About EgyptAir Crash

© AFP 2021 / MANDEL NGAN State Department Spokesman John Kirby
State Department Spokesman John Kirby - Sputnik International
The United States has made an official statement about the an EgyptAir Airbus 320 that crashed in the Mediterranean Sea on Wednesday.

The EgyptAir plane assuring the following flight from Paris to Cairo, after flight MS804 disappeared from radar, taxies on the tarmac at Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris, France, May 19, 2016 - Sputnik International
US Has No Indication of Americans on Board Missing EgyptAir Flight
NEW YORK (Sputnik) – The United States has no plans to issue a travel alert for Egypt after reports that an EgyptAir Airbus 320 crashed in the Mediterranean Sea, US Department of State spokesperson John Kirby said in a press briefing on Wednesday.

"There have been no updates that we’ve issued in terms of a travel alert," Kirby stated. "I’m not aware of any intention to do so right now, but we’re going to obviously follow the investigation as closely as we can, and if we feel there’s a need in the future, we’ll certainly do that. But, I’m not aware of any intention to do so right now."

Moreover, The United States is currently not assisting with investigation into the crash of the EgyptAir flight MS804, however, is prepared to do so, US State Department spokesperson John Kirby said in a press briefing on Thursday.

“As for investigative help, I am not aware of any specific investigative help that is being provided. We have made it very clear that the United States stands willing to do that, but I am not aware of any specific investigative help right now,” Kirby stated.

​The spokesperson continued, “I am not, honestly, aware of any specific requests for investigative assistance by Egyptian authorities.”

Conserning some analysis of what has happened, the State Department spokesaman said that it was too early to make conclusions about the cause of the EgyptAir plane crash in the Mediterranean Sea.

"It’s just too soon to know," Kirby stated, when asked whether the United States believes the crash was as a result of terrorist attack or an accident.

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.

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