An Egyptair Airbus airliner flying from Charles De Gaulle to Cairo suddenly seems to have lost control over the Mediterranean southeast of Crete, maneuvered violently (banking and spinning) and quickly disappeared from radar. Radio calls to the plane were not answered. Planes don't just suddenly fail during cruise, so speculations are that a bomb exploded that caused a loss of control and rapid descent. 66 people were aboard, 10 crew and 56 passengers. 15 passengers were French, one British, one Canadian and one Portugese, the rest Middle Eastern from a variety of countries, mostly Egyptian. The site where the plane disappeared was over the sea, midway between Crete and Alexandria, Egypt. Aircraft and ships from several countries are looking for debris. Mostly Greek and Egyptian, but there is at least one US Navy plane too. The French say they are sending planes. This isn't going to be like the missing Malaysian airliner, since radars saw precisely where the plane had difficulty and these are highly traveled seas. Unconfirmed reports say that debris has already been sighted from the air, but no one has yet verified that it is from the missing plane. Prior to leaving from Charles De Gaulle, the plane had been in Tunis, Tunisia. So if this was a bomb on the plane, attention will turn to airport security and to airport workers who have access to planes. This is just one more nail in the coffin of Egyptian tourism.