The EgyptAir MS804, which crashed in the Mediterranean last week, did not change its direction before disappearing from its radar, as it was assumed earlier this week.
The flight, which was flying from Paris to Cairo with 66 people on board, had turned 90 degrees left and then 360-degree turn towards right before the crash, the Greek Defense minister, Panos Kammenos stated . The move was believed to be taken to extinguish the fire. Greek civil aviation also stated that everything appeared fine until Greek air traffic controllers were about to hand it over to their Egyptian counterparts. The pilot did not respond to their repeated call and right after that the aircraft vanished, reported The Telegraph.
However, the recent evidence claims the contrary. A senior Egyptian aviation official said that the flight did not change direction and there was no unusual movement.
AS per the BBC report, Mr Azmy, head of the National Air Navigation Services Company, claimed that the flight was in its normal height (37,000ft).
He noted, “That fact degrades what the Greeks are saying about the aircraft suddenly losing altitude before it vanished from radar.”
Azmy also claimed that there were no problems with the airbus when it entered Egyptian airspace. There it was tracked for almost a minute before it disappeared.
He said, “here was no turning to the right or left, and it was fine when it entered Egypt’s FIR (flight information region), which took nearly a minute or two before it disappeared.”
The reason behind the contradictory claims of Greek and Egyptian authorities is still unknown. In a recent development, a French ship joined the team trying to find out the plane’s black box. There are many speculations which have surfaced around the crashed airplane.
Experts have rejected any speculations related to a major technical failure in EgyptAir MS804. Aeronautics expert Gerard Feldzer said that the plane was “relatively new” and had “an excellent safety record”.
The theories on terrorist attack are also refuted as the region is said to be the most monitored in the world and it would be next to impossible to accomplish such an attack. However, Wreckage will be tested to trace the evidence of explosives. Besides no terror group has claimed responsibility for the crash.