Welshman on board downed Egypt Air plane

An Egypt Air A320 (Image: Bulent KAVAKKORU/Wikimedia Commons)An Egypt Air A320 (Image: Bulent KAVAKKORU/Wikimedia Commons)

It has been reported that Welshman Richard Osman is believed to be the only Briton onboard the Egypt Air flight which cashed north of Egypt earlier today.

Flight MS804 from Paris to Cairo disappeared from radar about 20 minutes north of Cairo and is believed to have crashed into the sea. The aircraft was flying at 37,000ft when it made what has been described as a “series of sharp turns” before falling into the sea.

It is too early to say whether a technical problem or terrorism were to blame.

Mr Osman, 40 was a geologist who grew up in Carmarthenshire, Wales with 2 brothers and a sister. His father Dr Mohamed Osman is an Egyptian who moved to Wales to work as an Ear, Nose and Throat consultant. Mr Osman is believed to have recently moved to Jersey.

Mr Osman was described today as a “kind and loving” father to his two children.

Our thoughts are with Mr Osman’s family and of course, all of the families affected by this tragedy.

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