As rapid response teams search to find answers in the Mediterranean, and governments swing immediately into action with ships and aircraft from a number of countries scanning the waters in Greek and Egyptian airspace, questions and analysis begin to emerge.

Something sinister has happened to #EgyptAir #MS804, and at this early stage of the investigations it’s difficult to say what exactly has caused this plane to suddenly disappear? The disappearance of Malaysian Airlines MH370 is still very much on the minds and in the hearts of so many affected, and who are still asking questions there too.

EgyptAir flight MS804: Mystery of missing plane as US intelligence says ‘no indication of explosion’ and wreckage still not found.

Being intrigued when this news broke, a little radar and flight path research unveiled an even more mysterious set of recorded data that so far seems to have gone unnoticed. On planefinderdata there’s a flight listed as being a Boeing 737-86J (TC-TJL)— Corendon Airlines plane that was recorded as departing from Prague, Czech Republic (PRG) on it’s way to Hurghada International Airport, Egypt (HRG) on the same day. There is no listed flight number and just after crossing the flightpath of EgyptAir MS804 this plane also appeared to drop off radar, estimated roughly as being about 20 minutes or a little bit more before #EgyptAir #MS804 disappeared. The aircraft dropped off radar shortly before is was due to enter Egyptian airspace. It is intriguing to watch on the flight radar recording how the plane listed as being a Smartwings TC-TJL aircraft appeared to track EgyptAir MS804 for quite some time at an almost identical speed before disappearing off radar screens at 35,000 feet. EgyptAir MS804 was simultaneously recorded as flying at 37,000 feet.

Here are a number of snapshots of the two planes flight paths as can be researched on various flight tracking sites. Of further interest is the TC-TJL aircraft not being listed on Flightware’s site, despite the flight appearing to have been made. The plane continues to be in service after the disappearance though.

Being a creative writer and film producer it might just make a good premise for a movie plot, but then again, there might be something in this data too?

Well, perhaps just my creative mind getting the better of me? I am not an expert in aviation and I really do hope we learn the true fate of Egypt Air MS804 and the fate of the passengers and crew. If the inevitable comes to bear and as things currently appear to point at  terrorism being the reason, let us pray for all and for us in a world that seems to be becoming more mysterious as each day passes.

About the author: James With first published Friday, 20th May 2016

Updates after wreckage confirmed.

The evidence of smoke being detected inside the aircraft at multiple points appears to indicate that EgyptAir MS804 suffered when fire bloke out, causing catastrophe. What caused the smoke and fire? In theory, if the aircraft was attacked and shot down then there will be evidence that can be determined from the black boxes (once found) and bullet holes, or other such punctures into the aircraft. Was the sharp 90 degree turn before the aircraft plunged suddenly made to avoid another aircraft or something else that was posing a threat to the plane, passengers and crew? Or had the pilots already been incapacitated at that point?

If EgyptAir MS804 was attacked, the two main questions to ask will be by whom and why?

Wikipedia link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EgyptAir_Flight_804

Reference: The Aviation Herald

Further coincidences?

According to planespotter.net the plane charter company Travel Service Airline leased the aircraft mentioned above from Corendon Airlines on 27th April 2016, just 3 weeks before the Egypt Air MS804 tragedy. The TC-TJL aircraft is listed as being in the Smartwings livery and on the same day Egypt Air MS804 disappeared someone amended the Wikipedia page for Travel Service by deleting reference links to the current fleet listed by links to planespotters.net. Isn’t this just a bit too coincidental and odd? The page was subsequently corrected and the reference links reinserted.

To reiterate, perhaps my creative imagination is getting the better of me, but it is keeping me up at night and I have dreams of some covert operation that could have been carried out. The possibility of a mysterious group planning an attack, charting a plane, which then crept up in stealth mode (transponders off) underneath Egypt Air MS804, fired some kind of grenade weapon into the avionics area, which penetrated the plane and exploded, causing the catastrophe. And then the mystery group and aircraft fly off into the night, eventually landing at some airport, and the aircraft resumes other operations. Reports in the media of smoke detected and other messages via the ACARS system point to an on board internal explosion, however this doesn’t mean that a bomb was planted before Egypt Air MS804 took off from Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris on its fateful flight to Cairo, Egypt.

As written earlier, this all makes for a gripping movie plot, something that might suit the Jason Bourne franchise?

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