Updated May 20th, 2016.
Debris and Body parts found in the Mediterranean.
Tonight the Greek Defence minister, Panos Kammenos has confirmed that the Egyptian military have found plane debris and body parts approximately 290kms/180 miles north of the Egyptian city of Alexandria.
“A short while ago we were briefed by the Egyptian authorities … on the discovery of a body part, a seat and baggage just south of where the aircraft signal was lost,” (Source)
It therefore appears that all persons on board Egypt-Air 804 have perished.
It has also been reported that Flight 804 made a series of violent maneuver’s prior to disappearing from radar. The plane is said to have turned violently 90 degrees before making a 360 degree turn in the opposite direction.
The US Government are being quoted by the US media as stating that satellite imagery shows no obvious sign of an explosion in the area at the time.
“officials from multiple US agencies told Reuters that a preliminary examination of satellite imagery had not shown any signs of an explosion.”(Source)
First images of EgyptAir plane wreckage released by Egyptian army
ISIS Have Not Claimed Responsibility.
Several media outlets are claiming that the IS group have claimed responsibility for the downing of Egypt-Air 804. These claims are not substantiated- even by social media claims. They seem to be entirely invented as they link to a long defunct ISIS twitter account.
The Russian Interfax news agency was also cited as a source for the claim, however there was no link provided and no mention of the claim on the Interfax website.
The author’s of these apparent concoctions even claim to know that the attack was perpetrated by a passenger detonating a device on the flight. A photograph was also produced and claimed to show the plane on fire.
ISIS released an English language broadcast today. The broadcast is available here. The broadcast makes mention of fighting in Libya amnd in Northern Iraq. There is no mention of the Egypt-Air incident.Some “ISIS supporters” have gleefully suggested the group was responsible, this carries no weight at all as these same low trolls would probably resond the same way if the US was struck by an earthquake.
Rukmini Callimachi @rcallimachi
“1/ ISIS has released its daily news bulletin on its official radio station in French, English, Arabic & Russian. Of note:No mention of plane.”
Additional ISIS media releases from the Amaq media agency mentioned suicide car bomb and other attacks in Syria today.
If ISIS attacked the Egypt-Air flight it appears that it was without the knowledge of the core group or the leadership.
These manufactured claims could be merely the result of low opportunism or may be something sinister.
Only bad weather has been ruled out as a cause for the disaster.
In France, the departure point of the flight, the State of Emergency was duly extended another three months having been due to expire in late May.
May 19th, 2016.
“It did not land, that is all we can say for the moment.” Anonymous French official (Source)
Egypt Air Flight MS804 has disappeared from radar.
An EgyptAir jet with 66 people on board has disappeared en route from Paris to Cairo. The Airbus A320 is presumed to have crashed into the Mediterranean sea reportedly ten miles/16 kms from the coast of Egypt.
According to a map of the flight path provided by Flight Radar 24 the craft had just passed the threshold of Egyptian airspace when it disappeared. The Egyptian media are reporting “ no distress call was made and the last contact was 10 minutes before the plane disappeared.” (Source)
According to EgyptAir “the plane was traveling at an altitude of 37,000 feet (11,280 meters), disappeared in Egyptian air space at 02:30 a.m., some 280 kms (165 miles) from the Egyptian coastline, before it was due to land at 03:15 a.m.”(Source)
According to Reuters “Aboard the flight were 30 Egyptians, 15 French nationals, one Briton and one Belgian.”
The flight was being performed by an Airbus A320 with the identification Su-GCC. It is being reported that no distress call came from the plane and while it is far too early to speculate about the cause of this incident, the lack of a distress call has been a recurring element shared by a series of mysterious and highly suspicious air disasters in recent years including the Air Asia 8501 disaster of late 2014, the MH370 disappearance from earlier the same year and the German Wings 4U9525 calamity of last March.
This incident comes only seven months after ISIS terrorists were blamed for the destruction of MetroJet 9268 over Egypt.
A Very Short History of Egypt Air.
Egypt Air was established in 1932. It is owned and operated by the Government of Egypt and operates a fleet of 62 aircraft.
The safety record of Egypt Air is replete with serious disasters with the loss of all on board Flight 990 after it inexplicably plunged into the ocean in the year 1999 the most serious incident closely followed by the 1985 terror attack that left 59 people dead on EgyptAir Flight 648 after the plane was hijacked by terrorists and later stormed by Egyptian Security forces.
The hijacking was attributed to the Abu Nidal group, a supposed Palestinian group, but it has since emerged that Abu Nidal was simply a mercenary operating on behalf of Israel and also the United States. It is also widely believed that Israeli intelligence were was responsible for the loss of Flight 990 but the evidence to support the claim has never been provided.
Flight 990 appears to have been the first case of the remote hijacking of a passenger jet, a seemingly regular occurrence in recent years.
That disaster was blamed on the familiar but completely ludicrous pilot suicide theory resuscitated laughably last year for the German Wings disaster and also equally ludicrously widely presented as the cause for the disappearance of MH370 the previous year.
In recent months an internal Egyptian EgyptAir flight was hijacked and diverted from it’s destination by a man with a fake suicide belt who later claimed he was seeking a way to see his family.
Incident Concurrent with NATO naval drill in the Mediterranean.
Another element that this incident shares in common with several recent air disasters including MH370 and the destruction of Metrojet Flight 9268 over Egypt seven months ago is that it has taken place during the course of a large US led military drill.
Exercise Phoenix Express gets under way in Greece | Naval Today
In this case the drill is named Phoenix Express, it started two days ago and continues until May 27th and involves the naval forces of “Algeria, Egypt, Greece, Italy, Malta, Mauritania, Morocco, Spain, Tunisia, Turkey and the United States, representatives from the NATO Shipping Center, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the EU border management agency Frontex are taking part.” (Source)
This is Naval Today’s description of the drill.
“Phoenix Express is sponsored by U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) and facilitated by U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/U.S. 6th Fleet. It is designed to improve regional cooperation, increase maritime domain awareness information-sharing practices, and operational capabilities to enhance efforts to achieve safety and security in the Mediterranean Sea.”
“This year’s exercise control group will be hosted at the NATO Maritime Interdiction Operations Training Center (NMIOTC) located in Souda Bay, Greece, but training will take place throughout the Mediterranean to include North African nations’ territorial waters.”
This story is still in the very early stages and no statements can be made with any confidence about this apparent tragedy nor about any possible motives. Egypt is currently fighting a low intensity guerrilla war in the Northern Sinai region and this may small war may well be a prelude to the full treatment Syria has received in recent years.
Egypt may be the next destination the puppet maniacs are sent to destroy on behalf of the West but whether any of that is linked to this incident is impossible to tell at this time.
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