MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The search zone for the missing EgyptAir passenger jet that disappeared over the Mediterranean Sea earlier on Thursday is gradually expanding, Egyptian Civil Aviation Minister Sherif Fathy said.
“The search and rescue zone in the region of the disappearance of the plane is gradually expanding,” Fathy said at a press conference in Cairo.
Egypt and France will create a commission to investigate the crash of the EgyptAir passenger jet that is still considered "missing" over the Mediterranean Sea once wreckage has been discovered, Egyptian Civil Aviation Minister Sherif Fathy said Thursday.
"If the wreckage is found, then a two-party commission with France will be created to investigate the incident," Fathy said at a press conference in Cairo.
EgyptAir Flight MS804 departed from the 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.
The plane or any of its wreckage has still not been found.