“At around 0029 GMT (3:29 am) when it was in Egyptian airspace, the plane disappeared from Greek radars… it crashed around 130 nautical miles off the island of Karpathos,” the Greek aviation source told AFP.
The official said the last communication with the pilot was three minutes before the plane disappeared, and that there had been no distress call.
The Greek defence ministry said it had dispatched two search planes and a frigate to the area.
On the other hand, EgyptAir continues to appeal to the media to “abide” by official press releases on the missing plane.
Thus, the company’s press release No.7 reads “EGYPTAIR denies all misleading information published by news websites and social media channels regarding the reasons.”
On its official twitter account “EGYPTAIR Calls for media resources to be assured of the information they post or release of the disappearance of EGYPTAIR flight MS804 and the company confirms that the reason of disappearance hasn’t been yet confirmed.”
Moreover, search is under way for an EgyptAir flight from Paris to Cairo which has disappeared with 56 passengers and 10 crew on board – including one British national.
The fate of the plane is not yet known and officials have said it is too early to rule out any possibility, including terrorism.
Flight MS804 departed the French capital at 11.09pm (CEST) before vanishing.
The airline said the plane lost contact with radar at 2.45am Cairo time (1.45am BST). It was last in touch 10 minutes earlier.
source: SkyNews, AFP