I flew this route with MS
a few years ago, it was an A330-300, even back then the loads were light, so this will kill off the remnants of the Egyptian tourism industry if it is proven to be anything sinister.
Lithium Ion battery fire perhaps? Given how many people every day travel with them (in their luggage yes, we intercept dozens a day due to people not following instruction), if it was in luggage and caught fire they might have burned out prior to being able to land
If it's terrorism, perish the though, it could well add flames to the Trump fire.. With that in mind I seriously hope nothing sinister was the cause.
This could be an interesting one folks, hang on for the ride. It may well have wider implications on the industry, the refugee crisis, US Election depending on the cause.
Flown to 147 Airports in 62 Countries on 83 Operators and counting. Wanderlust is like Syphilis, once you have the itch it's too late for treatment.