EN route from Paris to Cairo Airbus A320 EgyptAir Egyptian company, crashed over the Mediterranean sea, did not make sharp maneuvers before disappearing from radar screens, reported the Associated Press Ehab Azmi, head of the Egyptian state company, which provides air navigation services.
According to him, according to radar readings, before the disappearance of the plane was at the normal altitude of 37,000 feet (11280 m). “This fact refutes the statement of the Greeks about the sudden loss of altitude before the plane disappearance from radar,” said Azmi.
“There was no right or left turns, and everything was normal when he had entered in the flight information region of Egypt, two minutes before he disappeared”, — said the Agency interlocutor.
Earlier, the Ministry of defense of Greece reported that before the disappearance of the A320 made a sharp maneuvers and reducing, 90 degrees left and then 360 degrees to the right. In the air traffic control of Greece said that in that time, as the A320 was in his area of responsibility, the crew did not report any problems on Board. Communication with the airliner was lost two minutes later after he left the space of Greece, and the last time he made contact 10 minutes before disappearance.
In EgyptAir pointed out that the plane disappeared while on a altitude of 37,000 feet (11.2 km). In turn, the Greek newspaper Proto Thema, without citing the source of their data, argued that the A320, being in the altitude of 37 thousand feet (11.3 km), sharply decreased to 9 thousand feet (2.7 km), and then disappeared. The publication notes that this indicates a rapid decline of the liner.
Later the TV channel CNN, citing a screenshot of addressing and reporting system aircraft communication (ACARS), which the TV channel received via Egyptian sources, reported that the plane was a few minutes before the fall, an alarm is triggered because of the smoke. The representative of the French Bureau of inquiry and analysis for civil aviation safety confirmed the information about the actuation of smoke detectors in the last minutes of the flight of the Egyptian A320.
Onboard the airplane there were 66 people. Including 30 Egyptians and 15 French citizens. The Ministry of civil aviation of Egypt said that none of those on Board survived.