Aleksandr Bortnikov, head of Russia’s Federal Security Service believes that a terror attack is an appearent reason for the EgyptAir crash.
“Unfortunately, today there was another incident with an Egyptian Airlines plane. Apparently, it is a terrorist attack, which killed 66 people from 12 countries,” TASS news agency cites Bortnikov.
He urged “all concerned parties” to undertake joint measures to identify the persons involved in this terror act.
Egypt’s Aviation Minister Sherif Fathy also said that the missing plane is more likely to have been brought down by a terrorist attack than a technical failure.
“If you analyze the situation properly the possibility of having a terror attack is higher than the possibility of having a technical [problem],” he said.
An EgyptAir flight en route from Paris to Cairo went missing on May 19.