Egypt president says no theory favoured on EgyptAir crash
CAIRO - Agence France-Presse
AP photoEgyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said on May 22 that no theory was being favored on why EgyptAir MS804 plunged into the Mediterranean, after sending out an automated message signaling smoke onboard.
The Airbus A320 carrying 66 people had crashed into the sea while flying from Paris to Cairo early on May 19, and some wreckage but not the black boxes has been found.
Egypt’s aviation minister had said that terrorism was more likely than technical failure, but el-Sisi said in a televised address that “all the theories are possible.”
“There is no particular theory we can affirm right now,” he said.
A civil aviation official told AFP on May 22 that search teams had found none of the passengers’ bodies, as the search continues.