Thursday, July 19, 2018
   
Text Size

Site Search powered by Ajax

EgyptAir Flight 804: Sisi says 'all scenarios possible'

Egyptian president says investigation could take some time but that cause of crash will eventually be revealed.

EgyptAir Flight

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has urged the media not to speculate about the cause of an EgyptAir plane crash which killed all 66 people on board, saying all scenarios were still being considered. 

Speaking in Cairo on Sunday, Sisi thanked other nations for helping in the search for the passenger plane which crashed into the Mediterranean early on Thursday shortly after leaving Greek airspace.

The president promised to release full details about the cause of the crash once an investigation was complete and said, though the probe could take a long time, "no one could hide the facts".

"Until now all scenarios are possible. So please, it is very important that we do not talk and say there is a specific scenario," Sisi told assembled ministers and MPs.


READ MORE: France says smoke detected on EgyptAir flight before crash


On Friday, human remains, luggage and debris were retrieved from the sea, around 290km north of the Egyptian coastal city of Alexandria.

The European Space Agency said a satellite on Thursday spotted a possible 2km-long oil slick, about 40km south-east of the last-known location of the plane.

The two black boxes from Egyptair Flight MS804 have yet to be discovered. Experts have said definitive answers would come only with an examination of the wreckage, cockpit recordings and the black boxes.


blog comments powered by Disqus

Subscribe via RSS or Email:

Israeli army turns away displaced S...

Read More

'Collective punishment': Israel blo...

Read More

Iraqi forces use batons and rubber ...

Read More

Amnesty: US-led coalition in denial...

Read More

Syrian government seizes strategic ...

Read More

Iraq: Deadly Basra protests spread ...

Read More

Donation

Thanks to all of our supporters for your generosity and your encouragement of an independent press!

Enter Amount:

Global_News

Scientists from Edith Cowan University say the new test could help doctors detect the skin cancer before it spreads.

Read More

Featured_Author

Login






Login reminder Forgot login?

Subscribe to MWC News Alert

Email Address

Subscribe in a reader Facebok page Twitter page

Israel pounds Gaza

Thailand cave boys

2018 World Cup