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EgyptAir: Expats in UAE express concern

Dubai - The expats are closely following the updates on the incident.

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Published: Thu 19 May 2016, 10:13 AM

Last updated: Thu 19 May 2016, 5:02 PM

As Egypt Air passenger flight goes missing this morning, Egyptian expats in the UAE have voiced deep concern over the safety of the passengers onboard. The expats are closely following the updates on the incident.
Islam Al Shiwy, an Egyptian anchor, said he came to know about the missing plane by an early post he received on his twitter account. "The plane disappearance has been confirmed by the Egyptian authorities, but no updates so far about the passengers on board," he told Khaleej Times
Moheb Abdul Ghani, an Egyptian teacher, called it a big loss. "I do wish all those on board are safe, and May Almighty Allah give patience to the families and relatives of the victims who unfortunately include children."
An Egyptian doctor, Dr Essam Atta, said the entire situation is vague particularly as there were no reports on unstable weather conditions in these scorching summer months.
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"As per media reports, the Airbus A320 was flying at over 11km when it went missing over the eastern Mediterranean, and hence the plane cannot have been shot with a missile at that height."
"It might be nothing but another hijack as was the case with the EgyptAir plane that was kidnapped in March, and diverted to Cyprus," said Essam Fawzi, an Egyptian engineer.
Sherif Al Wakeel, an Egyptian contractor, said it was a real tragedy to hear the news of the EgyptAir flight disappearance. "Hopefully, the 56 passengers, seven crew members and three security personnel on board will survive."

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