19 May 2016

EgyptAir MS804 crash: A history of crashes involving the Airbus model A320

In this Dec. 10, 2014 image an EgyptAir Airbus A320 with the registration SU-GCC on the tarmac at Cairo airport. Egyptian aviation officials said on Thursday May 19, 2016 that an EgyptAir flight MS804 with the registration SU-GCC, travelling from Paris to Cairo with 66 passengers and crew on board has crashed. The officials say the search is now underway for the debris.
The missing EgyptAir flight that crashed into the Mediterranean Sea Thursday is an Airbus 320.

The passenger jet  is a  twin-engine plane that operates on short and medium-haul routes. It is considered  to be one of the safest planes  now  flying.
The A320 model has  been involved in 14 fatal accidents since entering service in 1988.

Aviation officials: EgyptAir plane carrying 66 has crashed

Map locates EgyptAir Flight 804's flight path and approximate location of disappearance.
An EgyptAir flight from Paris to Cairo with 66 passengers and crew on board crashed in the Mediterranean Sea early Thursday morning off the Greek island of Crete, Egyptian and Greek officials said.
Egyptian Prime Minister Sherif Ismail said it was too early to say whether a technical problem or a terror attack caused the plane to crash. "We cannot rule anything out," he told reporters at Cairo airport.