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Egyptair flight MS 804
STATEMENT #2 - 23 May 2016
In line with ICAO Annex 13 rules, Airbus is providing full technical assistance to the French Investigation Agency - BEA - and the Egyptian Investigation Authorities who leads the technical investigation. The Airbus Safety team coordinates our response and support to the authorities, including local support in Cairo.
The official authorities in charge of the investigation will start the research to determine the location of the pingers with the appropriate means. This search could take from a few days to a few weeks.
While in cruise, Flight MS 804 transmitted ACARS messages. With the limited data available, the analysis of these messages does not allow to establish the sequence of events that would explain the accident.
Airbus will make further factual information available as soon as details have been confirmed and cleared by the authorities for release.
Our thoughts remain with all those affected by this tragic accident.
STATEMENT #1 - 19 May 2016
Airbus regrets to confirm that an A320 operated by Egyptair was lost at around 02:30 am (Egypt local time) today over the Mediterranean sea. The aircraft was operating a scheduled service, Flight MS 804 from Paris, France to Cairo, Egypt.
The aircraft involved, registered under SU-GCC was MSN (Manufacturer Serial Number) 2088 delivered to Egyptair from the production line in November 2003. The aircraft had accumulated approximately 48,000 flight hours. It was powered by IAE engines. At this time no further factual information is available.
In line with ICAO annex 13, Airbus stands-by ready to provide full technical assistance to French Investigation Agency - BEA - and to the Authorities in charge of the investigation.
The first A320 entered service in March 1988. At the end of April 2016 over 6700 A320 Family aircraft were in operation worldwide. To date, the entire fleet has accumulated nearly 180 million flight hours in over 98 million flights.
Our concerns go to all those affected.
Airbus will make further factual information available as soon as the details have been confirmed and cleared by the authorities for release.
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