A terrorist attack is the most likely explanation for the disappearance of an EgyptAir flight between Paris and Cairo experts say, with French border police already investigating whether an Islamist working at Charles de Gaulles airport could have helped facilitate the attack.
The plane went down during the night with 66 passengers on board. The captain of a mercantile ship claims he saw flames in the sky 150 miles south of the Greek Island of Karpathos near where the wreckage was found.
“The French newspaper Le Figaro quotes a French border police source as saying that investigators will be focusing their attention on ground crew at Charles de Gaulles airport, to establish whether any airport employees posed a security risk,” reports BBC News. “The source said that, in the past, a number of Salafists – ultraconservative Muslims – had been detected among those with access to the areas used for the loading and unloading of aircraft.”
Shortly after the Paris massacre last year, it was revealed that “57 employees (at Charles de Gaulles) with access to airliners were on a terror watch list.”