Another tragic airline disaster has occurred, with the loss of a flight from Paris to Cairo, and the cause may be terrorism. In recognition of this terrible loss, the team at Face Activities extends our deepest condolences and sympathies to the victims and their families.
EgyptAir’s flight MS804 went missing over the Mediterranean early Thursday, with 66 people aboard (56 passengers and 10 crew.) According to EgyptAir and Greek Officials, a debris field comprising seats, suitcases, aircraft parts, and human remains, has been found, and the Egyptian military also reported debris 180 miles north of Alexandria. On Thursday another debris sighting turned out to be a false alarm.
Radar indicated that the plane turned sharply to the left, then spun rapidly to the right before disappearing from radar. This is consistent with an in-flight break up, which could indicate an explosion. In addition, an Egyptian authority announced that the probability of a terrorist attack was higher than the probability of an accident of some kind.
Since both France and Egypt have struggled with terrorism in recent times, a terrorist attack seems likely to many. Not surprisingly, American Presidential candidates are weighting in on the matter, in line with their own characteristic styles. Hillary Clinton deferred coming to conclusions without more verifiable facts, while Donald Trump labelled the attack Terrorism, and decried “a sickness within Islam” and American weakness as a contributing causes.