Another terrorist attack? A passenger plane has disappeared over the Mediterranean Sea.

@TheHorse (74631)
Walnut Creek, California
May 19, 2016 10:56am CST
I just read that a passenger plane bound from Paris to Cairo disappeared over the Mediterranean Sea yesterday. It was a relatively new Egyptair Airbus 320, and was cruising at 37,000, when it disappeared from radar. It was only 30 minutes from landing, meaning that it was about to begin its descent into Cairo. The fact that it disappeared from radar in an instant suggests a catastrophic explosion, most likely due to a bomb of some sort. There are about 70 people on board, and no wreckage has been found yet. Has the civilized world been victimized by another senseless act of terrorism? Probably so, though we don't know for sure at this point.
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@DianneN (90828)
• United States
19 May 16
I've been following it on the news. We flew Egyptair to Cairo. Our world is a friggin mess!!!!!
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@TheHorse (74631)
• Walnut Creek, California
19 May 16
It really is. I want to visit friends in Israel, and I'm half scared to do so.
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@DianneN (90828)
• United States
19 May 16
@TheHorse My friend lives in Israel, and I refuse to visit her. I've been afraid since a friend was blown up in a bus bombing on a visit. I don't know where to travel anymore. I'm so afraid.
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@TheHorse (74631)
• Walnut Creek, California
19 May 16
@DianneN Many of the people I work with at the preschool in Berkeley are either Israeli or have family in Israel. They go there regularly. But the Middle East in general still scares me--I admit it. I wish they'd put Israel in North Dakota or something. But it wouldn't have the same historical significance to the Jewish people.
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• Lenox, Georgia
19 May 16
It is really sad and scary. I will be praying for all of their family members. =(
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@TheHorse (74631)
• Walnut Creek, California
19 May 16
So will I. Gathering information about the crash is my way of feeling "in control" when I actually feel very helpless about the situation.
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• Lenox, Georgia
19 May 16
@TheHorse I understand that.
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@Drosophila (16694)
• Ireland
19 May 16
wow.. that's unfortunate
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@TheHorse (74631)
• Walnut Creek, California
19 May 16
Yes, it's really sad. I wonder what happened.
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@Drosophila (16694)
• Ireland
19 May 16
@TheHorse ya hope its not another malaysia airline kinda thing
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@TheHorse (74631)
• Walnut Creek, California
19 May 16
@Drosophila They have found debris from the plane, I read.
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@Jessicalynnt (47879)
• Centralia, Missouri
19 May 16
I always find it odd it takes them so long to locate, or never do
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@TheHorse (74631)
• Walnut Creek, California
20 May 16
I find that odd too, given how much technology is available.
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@Corbin5 (122188)
• United States
19 May 16
It seems these events will continue since former terrorist acts are rarely dealt effectively and are easily forgotten. Sad that we see these happenings as becoming the norm.
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@TheHorse (74631)
• Walnut Creek, California
19 May 16
Yes, this does seem to be the new normal.
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@sabashekh (1231)
• Bhopal, India
20 May 16
Yes I read the news .. Its very sad to hear that .. Plane had infants and a child too
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@TheHorse (74631)
• Walnut Creek, California
20 May 16
Yes, I heard that. Senseless. By our standards.
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@sabashekh (1231)
• Bhopal, India
20 May 16
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@TheHorse (74631)
• Walnut Creek, California
20 May 16
@sabashekh More details are coming out about what happened on the plane in the minutes before it went down.
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@NJChicaa (48324)
• United States
19 May 16
What a shame.
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@TheHorse (74631)
• Walnut Creek, California
19 May 16
Now they're saying that the plane performed some bizarre maneuvers before plunging from 37,000 feet to 9,000 feet and then disappearing from radar. This seems to suggest that the plane didn't just explode at 37,000 feet. Perhaps someone somehow invaded the cockpit, leading to the bizarre maneuvers.
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@Daljinder (22180)
• India
19 May 16
@TheHorse It does indicate a struggle of some kind!
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@TheHorse (74631)
• Walnut Creek, California
19 May 16
@Daljinder That's what I'm thinking too. Perhaps one of the pilots wanted to head to the bathroom before descending from 37,000 ft, and that's when the terrorists entered the cockpit. All speculation, of course, but one needs working hypotheses.
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@fishtiger58 (30317)
• Momence, Illinois
20 May 16
this kind of news makes me crazy. My son is going to Greece in a few short weeks for a physics conference. His university is sending him. I am not happy about this at all.
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@TheHorse (74631)
• Walnut Creek, California
20 May 16
I hope he is safe. Is he on a major American airline?
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@fishtiger58 (30317)
• Momence, Illinois
25 May 16
@TheHorse He isn't leaving until June 4th but yes I think an American Airline, but now I am going to have to ask. I want his flight number and such.
• United States
19 May 16
I really do not get the point of killing a bunch of strangers. I know someone has convinced some people that this will get them into their brand of heaven. But even if that were true, what kind of a heaven would require the senseless act of murder of dozens of others as a ticket for entry?
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@TheHorse (74631)
• Walnut Creek, California
20 May 16
Precisely. It makes no religious sense whatsoever.
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• United States
21 May 16
@TheHorse Or any other kind of sense. I think some people are just psychotic. When they get together with others of the same ilk, watch out.
@teamfreak16 (42374)
• Denver, Colorado
19 May 16
I've been checking CNN.com every so often for updates.
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@TheHorse (74631)
• Walnut Creek, California
19 May 16
Interesting about the strange maneuvers at 37,000 feet before the plane went down to 9,000 feet. Your thoughts?
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@teamfreak16 (42374)
• Denver, Colorado
19 May 16
@TheHorse - I don't know a lot about planes, but that sounds strange even to me.
@Tampa_girl7 (27374)
• United States
19 May 16
I just read about this. Very sad thing.
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@TheHorse (74631)
• Walnut Creek, California
19 May 16
Yes, I'll be following the story. I'm thinking of going to Europe this Summer.
@quantum2020 (10142)
• Ciudad De Mexico, Mexico
19 May 16
I heard of the last hijacked airplane last two years about the same region or somewhere near. It must be scary for the ones affected. I wish all people in the airplane are rescued soon.
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@TheHorse (74631)
• Walnut Creek, California
19 May 16
I don't think there are going to be survivors. It sounds like something pretty catastrophic happened. But we can hope.
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@Daljinder (22180)
• India
19 May 16
Such incidents always give me the heebie jeebies! 37000 is so high
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@msiduri (5732)
• United States
19 May 16
The jury is out as to what happened, I think. There just isn't enough evidence yet. But a horrible and sad loss of life.
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@TheHorse (74631)
• Walnut Creek, California
19 May 16
Yes, we're getting information in bits and pieces. We shall see.
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• United States
19 May 16
It's so scary and it sucks that happened. My heart goes out to everyone that was on the plane.
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@TheHorse (74631)
• Walnut Creek, California
19 May 16
And of course their friend and families. Nobody expects this kind of thing to happen to them.
@toniganzon (53557)
• Philippines
20 May 16
Yesterday when I heard the news I told my husband that this disappearing planes seem to be happening quite often. Such depressing news.
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@celticeagle (121005)
• Boise, Idaho
20 May 16
Yeah a bomb and terrorism. Ugh!
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@Lucky15 (33669)
• Philippines
20 May 16
It is just crazy how airplanes have disappeared ;(
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