14:03 GMT14 August 2020
Listen Live
    World
    Get short URL
    EgyptAir MS804 Passenger Jet Disappears Over Mediterranean Sea (67)
    163
    Subscribe

    Greece's Air Force has deployed an C-130 Hercules and a Naval frigate to help in the search for the MS804 EgyptAir passenger plane that disappeared over the Mediterranean Sea, the Greek General Staff said Thursday.

    ATHENS (Sputnik) Egypt Air Flight MS804 departed from the Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris at 23:09 GMT. The aircraft headed for Cairo International Airport. According to the airline, there were a total of 66 people on board the plane, including 56 passengers.

    "Our C-130 is conducting search efforts in the region and is already in the area with other aircraft that are participating in the operation. Also a frigate is being deployed to the area and will be there in approximately three hours. Two helicopters are also on standby on the island of Karpathos," a source in the General Staff said.

    He said that the military does not have any information on the whereabouts of the passenger jet.

    "We only have information from the flight controllers from Greece and Egypt that the plane's signal was lost when it was 130 miles away from Karpathos," the source said.

    Topic:
    EgyptAir MS804 Passenger Jet Disappears Over Mediterranean Sea (67)

    Related:

    EgyptAir Flight MS804 Should Have Flown to Hurghada After Cairo
    Egypt Air Says 56 Passengers on Board Missing Flight MS804
    Egypt Air Flight MS804 Went Down Into Mediterranean Sea - Reports
    Tags:
    search operation, plane, Hercules C-130, EgyptAir, Greece, Egypt
    Community standardsDiscussion