Egypt, France exchange condolences over vanished EgyptAir plane

 19 May 2016 - 11:54

Egypt, France exchange condolences over vanished EgyptAir plane
Passengers walk at Cairo airport on May 19, 2016. An EgyptAir flight from Paris with 66 people on board vanished from radar screens with a Greek aviation source saying it had crashed into the Mediterranean between the Greek islands and the Egyptian coast. AFP / KHALED DESOUKI


CAIRO: Egypt’s foreign ministry exchanged condolences with France on Thursday over what it called the “fall” of an EgyptAir flight carrying 66 people from Paris to Cairo.
The statement was the first official admission that those on board were likely to have died.
The plane was carrying people from multiple nationalities including 30 Egyptians and 15 French nationals. The flight was three children, including two babies.
Egypt’s foreign ministry said in its statement that the two countries had agreed to cooperate closely in investigating the causes of the incident.
REUTERS