Latest MS804 speculation involves a meteorite.
There is a new theory on why Egyptair crashed, and Donald Trump was in such a hurry he missed it.
Numerous media outlets around the world have reported that a meteor fell apart and bits of it may have hit Egyptair. "Russian military advisers warned aircraft it was coming.”
“A TERRIFYING new theory tragic Egypt Air flight MS804 was hit by fragments of a disintegrating meteor has been put forward,” the Daily Express and others report.
“A massive space rock weighing up to 10,000 tonnes, and travelling at a startling 67,000 mph broke up in the Earth's atmosphere on Tuesday and fragments of it were still falling to Earth at around the time air traffic controllers lost contact with the doomed Paris to Cairo plane carrying 66 people last Thursday,” the Express said.
A Russian unofficial publication said: “An intriguing Ministry of Defense (MoD) report circulating in the Kremlin today is strongly suggesting that the 19 May crash of EgyptAir Flight 804 over the Mediterranean Sea was due to its being struck by a debris fragment from a large meteorite that first encountered our Earth’s atmosphere on 17 May over North America, broke into numerous parts with one large piece falling on South American on 18 May, and left a debris field so large the Aerospace Defence Forces (ADF) issued a warning to all S-400 missile commands operating in Syria to be on the alert for “false positive readings”. [Note: Some words appearing in quotes are English language approximations of Russian words/phrases having no exact counterpart.]”
What Does It Mean
Some reports say data detectors were alerted to smoke and the pilot radioed that he was trying to fight a fire.
There is no way of knowing, at least not now, whether a fragment of the meteorite could have caused the crash.
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