EgyptAir crash: Who were the victims of MS804?

Sixty-six people were on board the EgyptAir flight MS804 that went down over the Mediterranean on 19 May.

Those included 56 passengers from 12 different countries, with 30 Egyptians and 15 French nationals among them, according to the airliner.

One Briton was also among the travellers.

There were seven crew members and three Egyptian security staff on board.

EgyptAir flight MS804

Passengers' nationalities


people on board - 56 passengers, seven crew members and three security personnel

  • 30 Egyptians

  • 15 French citizens

  • 2 Iraqis

  • 1 from Britain, Canada, Belgium, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Algeria, Sudan, Chad and Portugal


Geert Supre

The Belgian father-of-three, 56, was travelling to Cairo for a business meeting, media in Belgium reported.

The head of a logistics company, Mr Supre came from the village of Watervliet in eastern Flanders, close to the Dutch border.

Richard Osman

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Mr Osman, a 40-year-old geologist and father of two, grew up in Carmarthen in South Wales but is thought to have recently moved to Jersey.

He was the eldest son of the late Dr Mohamed Fekry Ali Osman and wife Anne.

His father had moved to South Wales from his native Egypt to work as a consultant in ear, nose and throat surgery.

Richard Osman was an executive for Jersey-based mining company Centamin and had previously worked in Australia and Egypt.

Marwa Hamdy

Canadian media said one of the victims was Ms Hamdy, an executive with IBM originally from Saskatoon in the province of Saskatchewan, but who had relocated to Cairo.

A family friend told the National Post that Ms Hamdy, a mother of three boys aged between 11 and 16, had been visiting family in Paris.

"I asked her son: 'How do you want people to remember her?'" the family friend, Haleh Banani, told the National Post. "He said, 'As a kind, loving woman, who helped a lot of people.'"

EgyptAir had initially said only one Canadian was on board, but Canada's Foreign Minister Stephane Dion said there were two.

Seitchi Mahamat

Multiple reports identified the Chadian citizen on board as Mr Mahamat.

A spokesman for Chad's embassy in France, Muhammed Allamine, told the BBC, without confirming his name, that he had just lost his mother.

"He was going to Chad to mourn his mother. He [was] going to give condolences to his family."

Mr Allamine added that the man had been a student at France's leading military academy in Saint Cyr.

Ahmed El-Ashry and Reham Mossad

Egyptian media identified the couple as being from the city of Mahalla, in northern Egypt. They were reportedly in France where Ms Mossad had sought cancer treatment.

They were returning to Egypt after a month in the French capital, the reports said. They had three young children, who had remained in Egypt.

Youmna Hamdy and Ismail Shabana

The mother and son had gone to France for a wedding, friends said.

Mr Shabana, in his 20s, had recently got engaged and his wedding was due later in the year.

Ahmed Helal

The company Procter and Gamble said Mr Helal had managed one of its plants in Amiens, France, and was on board the flight.

He joined the company in 2000 in his native Egypt, it said. He earned a mechanical engineering degree from The American University in Cairo in 1999, the Associated Press news agency reports, quoting his LinkedIn profile.

Pascal Hess

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Media in Normandy, France, said Mr Hess, 51, almost missed the flight after losing his passport days earlier. It was later found in the street in the town of Evreux, where he lived, a community website said (in French).

A minute's silence was held on Friday to remember Mr Hess, a freelance rock photographer, the website said

Pierre and Quentin Heslouin

Father Pierre, who lived in Paris, and son Quentin, who was based in London, were travelling together following the death of Edith, Pierre's wife and Quentin's mother, Le Figaro newspaper reported (in French).

Bettiche family

A spokesman with Algeria's foreign ministry said an Algerian-born woman, Nouha Saoudi, her husband Faycal, daughter Joumana and son Mohammed had been on board.

He said Nouha Saoudi had been naturalised as a French citizen in the western city of Nantes.

Separately, media in France say an unnamed couple in their 40s from Angers, close to Nantes, as well as their two children, were passengers. It is unclear if they are referring to the Bettiche family.

EgyptAir had said on Thursday there were only three children on board.

Reports said the couple from Angers owned a market stall, and that one of their children was a baby.

In an interview late on Thursday, Angers mayor Christophe Bechu said: "They were lovely people, with whom no-one had any problems at all, who'd been here in Angers for some time."

Abdulmohsen al-Muteiri

Kuwait's foreign ministry named Mr al-Muteiri, a Kuwaiti national, as one of the MS804 passengers, but did not give more details.

The Guardian reported that he was an economics professor and a father of two, who was travelling to Cairo for a three-day conference.

Joao David e Silva

Portuguese media quoted the government as saying the 62-year-old civil engineer was the only Portuguese passenger on the flight.

He was due to travel from Cairo to Accra in Ghana for a conference, the Correio da Manha newspaper reported (in Portuguese).

Sahar al-Khawaga

Egypt's al-Ahram newspaper and AP reported that Ms al-Khawaga, a Saudi national who worked at her country's embassy in Cairo, was one of the victims.

She had worked in Cairo for 13 years, AP said, and had been following up on her daughter's medical treatment in Paris.

Four members of same family

The Cairo-based Lebanese film director Osman Abu Laban wrote on his Facebook page that he had lost four members of his family in the crash - his uncle and aunt, as well as his cousin and his cousin's wife.

The crew

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Image caption Relatives and friends of air hostess Yara Hani (portrait) attended a church service in Cairo

Sources have confirmed for the BBC that the pilot's name was Mohammed Saeed Ali Ali Shaqeer, and his co-pilot was Mohamed Ahmed Mamdouh Ahmed Asi.

EgyptAir said on Thursday that the pilot had had 6,275 hours of flying experience, while the co-pilot had spent 2,766 hours in the air.

One of the air hostesses was named as Yara Hani. Relatives and friends commemorated here at a church service in Cairo on 21 May.

Egyptian media identified the other crew members as Mervat Zakaria, Samar Ezz El-Din and Mahmoud El-Sayed Mansour.

If anyone is concerned about relatives or friends following the disappearance of the flight, they can call this free number provided by EgyptAir: +202 259 89320