A flight attendant on the EgyptAir flight that crashed on May 19 posted and eerie photo of a plane crashing months before the tragic incident.
Samar Ezz Eldin posted the haunting photo to Facebook in September 2014. The photo depicts a female flight attendant calmly emerging from the water in wet clothes as a plane plunges into the ocean behind her.
Details of the horrific crash and the people on board began to emerge quickly after the incident happened.
The flight’s co-pilot, Mohammad Mamdouh Assem, reportedly dreamed of being a pilot since he was five years old, the Daily Beast reported.
“He wanted to be a pilot since he was five,” Assem’s childhood friend Omar Nasef said. “He was an unbelievable person, social.”
Assem’s mother reportedly passed away a few years prior to his own death — a loss that hit him hard.
“His mom put all her savings towards his education,” Nasef said. “The academy and all that, and it’s very expensive in Egypt. That was a big sacrifice. All that I know is that he loved flying. That was his dream job and that’s it.”
Debris found in the Mediterranean Sea on May 19 was initially believed to be from the doomed flight, though it was later confirmed to be from something else.
“We stand corrected on finding the wreckage because what we identified is not a part of our plane,” EgyptAir vice chairman Ahmed Adel said. “So the search and rescue is still going on."
The flight reportedly made two sharp turns before suddenly losing altitude and vanishing from the radar, Greek Defense Minister Panos Kammenos told USA Today.
“It turned 90 degrees left and then a 360-degree turn toward the right, dropping from 38,000 to 15,000 feet and then it was lost at about 10,000 feet,” Kammenos said.