17-06-2021 08:30 PM Jerusalem Timing

’Terrorism’ More Likely than Technical Failure in Missing Plane: Egypt Minister

’Terrorism’ More Likely than Technical Failure in Missing Plane: Egypt Minister

Egypt’s aviation minister said on Thursday that a "terror" attack was a more probable explanation for the disappearance of the EgyptAir flight than technical failure.

PlaneEgypt's aviation minister said on Thursday that a "terror" attack was a more probable explanation for the disappearance of the EgyptAir flight than technical failure.

"The possibility of having a different action onboard, of having a terror attack, it is higher than the possibility of having a technical" failure, Sherif Fathy told a news conference, adding that he still had no information on the plane's fate.

Signs of possible wreckage were found Thursday off the Greek island of Crete in a search for an EgyptAir flight missing in the Mediterranean.

Egyptian search teams combed the Mediterranean for signs of an EgyptAir flight with 66 people on board that had vanished from radar en route from Paris to Cairo on Thursday, the airline said.

Offering military help to find the plane, French president François Hollande said, “The information we have gathered confirms, alas, that this plane has crashed, and it has disappeared."

“No theory is ruled out and none is certain right now.”