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Egyptair Jet Disappears Over Mediterranean Sea

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A search is under way for an EgyptAir flight from Paris to Cairo which has disappeared with 56 passengers and 10 crew on board - including one British national.

The fate of the plane is not yet known and officials have said it is too early to rule out any possibility, including terrorism.

Flight MS804 departed the French capital at 11.09pm (CEST) before vanishing.

The airline said the plane lost contact with radar at 2.45am Cairo time (1.45am BST). It was last in touch 10 minutes earlier.

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The airline said the plane had been 10 miles into Egyptian airspace, over the Mediterranean Sea, when it disappeared.

Military search and rescue teams picked up an automated signal from the plane's emergency beacon at 4.26am Cairo time (3.26am BST) - around 80 minutes after it was supposed to land in Cairo. It is thought this may have been triggered on impact.

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Flightradar24 listed details of the plane's journey on Wednesday which showed it had flown from Asmara, in Eritrea, to Cairo, then on to Tunis, in Tunisia, before heading, via Cairo, to Paris.

That is a who's who of places your plane might be susceptible to sabotage.

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Flightradar24 listed details of the plane's journey on Wednesday which showed it had flown from Asmara, in Eritrea, to Cairo, then on to Tunis, in Tunisia, before heading, via Cairo, to Paris.

That is a who's who of places your plane might be susceptible to sabotage.

I always chuckle when Air EMirates makes a big thing about being an aviation hub.

The ME- just where you want lots of planes loaded + unloaded.

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No distress call,

The director of Greece's Civil Aviation Authority says air traffic controllers were in contact with the pilot of the EgyptAir flight as it passed through Greek airspace. Konstantinos Lintzerakos, said the plane was at 37,000 feet, traveling at 519 mph, and did not report any problem.

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Sadly becoming all too frequent.

how soon before Remain side use it as a "safer in EU" argument? I give it till noon.

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Sadly becoming all too frequent.

how soon before Remain side use it as a "safer in EU" argument? I give it till noon.

Whereas you got your oar in at 10.05.

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Sadly becoming all too frequent.

how soon before Remain side use it as a "safer in EU" argument? I give it till noon.

Merkel was just on the news saying that every aircraft flying in Europe now has to have 50% of passengers as migrants from the ME - solves the security issue and the housing issues both at once.

She forecasts that, at any given time, there could be 3 millions migrants flying above Europe.

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Was wondering when we were going to have the next terror attack originating in France (admittedly not yet confirmed), safer in the EU?...what a joke!

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Plane made 'sharp turns' before disappearing

The missing plane made sharp turns and a descent before disappearing off radars, Greek Defence Minister Panos Kammenos says.

Avoiding something?

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Was wondering when we were going to have the next terror attack originating in France (admittedly not yet confirmed), safer in the EU?...what a joke!

How would leaving the EU protect you from a terror attack originating at a French airport?

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"Statistically your safer..............etc"

True but as said becoming all too frequent.

By the way another A320

When a bomb goes off, what type of aircraft it is is pretty irrelevant.

And it's 99.99% certain it was a bomb/terrorism.

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How would leaving the EU protect you from a terror attack originating at a French airport?

maybe not in this exact case, but relaxed freedom of movement increases of a terror attack being planned in mainland Europe and implented in the UK.

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Plane made 'sharp turns' before disappearing

The missing plane made sharp turns and a descent before disappearing off radars, Greek Defence Minister Panos Kammenos says.

Avoiding something?

More likely a control surface failure IMO, probably some kind of catastrophic failure in the tail.

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When a bomb goes off, what type of aircraft it is is pretty irrelevant.

And it's 99.99% certain it was a bomb/terrorism.

99.99% ?

Can you show me your calculations.

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maybe not in this exact case, but relaxed freedom of movement increases of a terror attack being planned in mainland Europe and implented in the UK.

Not sure why - our border controls already exist. People have to show passports to enter the UK. So the opportunity already exists for us to check anyone who enters, including EU citizens.

Freedom of movement within the EU will be the same whether we are in or out, so it makes no difference.

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More likely a control surface failure IMO, probably some kind of catastrophic failure in the tail.

That was my thinking, but control surface failure could be caused by a small explosive device.

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