Mohamed Shokeir EgyptAir Flight 804 Pilot

Biography of Captain Mohamed Shokeir and Mamdouh Wikipedia Pilot EgyptAir Flight 804Captain Mohamed Shokeir and co-pilot Mohamed Mamdouh is the pilot EgyptAir Flight 804. According to EgyptAir, the captain had 6,275 hours of flying experience, including 2,101 hours on the A320, while the first officer had 2,766 hours. Among the ten crew were three EgyptAir security personnel, five flight attendants, and two pilots. The aircraft involved was an Airbus A320-232,[a] registration SU-GCC, MSN 2088. Its first flight was on 25 July 2003 and it was delivered to EgyptAir on 3 November 2003. Routine maintenance checks on the aircraft were carried out on 18 May in Cairo, before it left for Paris, an airline official said. The flight was the aircraft's fifth of the day, having flown from Asmara International Airport, Eritrea to Cairo; Cairo to Tunis–Carthage International Airport, Tunisia and back; and Cairo to Paris. - الطائرة المصرية المفقودة

EgyptAir Flight 804 (MS804/MSR804) was an international passenger flight from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport to Cairo International Airport, operated by EgyptAir, that went missing over the Mediterranean Sea on 19 May 2016 at 02:45 Egypt Standard Time (UTC+2). There were 66 people on board: 56 passengers, 7 aircrew and 3 security personnel. It is currently unknown if any of them survived. A multinational search and rescue operation is under way. Aircraft wreckage has been found near the Greek island of Karpathos. According to Greek military radar data, Flight 804 veered off course shortly after entering the Egyptian Flight Information Region (FIR). At an altitude of 11,000 metres (37,000 feet), the aircraft made a 90-degree left turn, followed by a full circle right turn and then began to descend. Radar contact was lost at an altitude of about 3,000 m (10,000 ft). - الطائرة المصرية المفقودة

The Egyptian Civil Aviation ministry confirmed that search and rescue teams have been deployed to look for the missing aircraft. Search efforts are being carried out in coordination with Greek authorities. Ihab Raslan, a spokesman for the Egyptian Civil Aviation Agency, has stated that the aircraft most likely crashed into the sea. Greece, France, the United Kingdom and the United States are participating in the search and rescue operation with several aircraft and naval vessels. On the day of the disaster at 08:30, French President François Hollande met several of his ministers during an emergency meeting at the Élysée Palace. A spokesman of the French foreign ministry said checks were being carried out but the ministry had no further information. The French aviation authority could not be reached immediately for comment. - الطائرة المصرية المفقودة

The Greek defense ministry is investigating the report of a merchant ship captain who claimed to have seen a "flame in the sky" some 240 km (130 nmi) south of the island of Karpathos. Rescue workers had reported recovering two life jackets and a piece of plastic from the sea.] Terrorism has not been ruled out as the cause of the disaster. The Egyptian Aviation Minister stated that terrorism seemed more likely to be the cause than a technical failure in the aircraft. Wreckage from the plane was found 80 km (50 mi) southeast of the airliner's last known position. The Egyptian civil aviation ministry said that Flight 804 was probably attacked. U.S. officials believe the plane was downed by a bomb. Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) has said the crash was in all likelihood a "terrorist" act. EgyptAir denied all speculation about the reasons for the disappearance of their plane. - الطائرة المصرية المفقودة

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