Hollande confirmed the crash of the EgyptAir plane

Олланд подтвердил крушение самолета EgyptAir

French President Francois Hollande confirmed the crash of the EgyptAir plane flying from Paris to Cairo. He stated this at a press conference, writes the BBC.

According to him, all available information indicates that the flight MS804 crashed, but no hypotheses about the cause of the accident yet.

“The information that we gathered from Ministers, Cabinet members and, of course, the Egyptian authorities – confirms that, unfortunately, he crashed,” – said Hollande.

The Paris Prosecutor’s office launched an investigation into the disappearance of the aircraft.

As reported, the A320 aircraft of the Egyptian airline EgyptAir, flying from Paris to Cairo, disappeared from radar screens today, may 19, early in the morning. Onboard the airplane there were 66 people, including 10 crew members — citizens of 12 countries. Sources said that the plane crashed off the Greek island of Karpathos.