Rabat - A French-Moroccan woman aged 59 was among the victims of the catastrophic crash of the Egyptair plane yesterday, on May 19.
Rabat – A French-Moroccan woman aged 59 was among the victims of the catastrophic crash of the Egyptair plane yesterday, on May 19.
The plane, which was traveling from Paris to Cairo, crashed on the way, resulting in the deaths of 66 people, mostly French and Egyptian nationals.
Dekkaoui Fatiha, native of Casablanca, lived during her lifetime in Pontoise, a town in the Paris suburbs. She was on her way to Cairo aboard flight MS804 to meet her daughter who teaches English there.
The plane vanished just as it was moving from Greek to Egyptian airspace control. Greek Defence Minister Panos Kammenos said it had swerved radically and plunged from 37,000 feet to 15,000 before vanishing from Greek radar screens.
The aircraft was carrying 66 passengers, including one child and two infants, and 10 crew. The list of victims includes 30 Egyptian and 15 French nationals, along with citizens of 10 other countries.
The cause of the tragedy is still unknown. The crash area was located roughly 289 kilometers north of Alexandria in the Mediterranean Sea.