The pilot was Captain Mohamed Shokeir. EgyptAir said that he had 6,275 hours of flight experience. That is equal to 261.458333333 days. That's amazing. Just imagine being in a plane for almost a year.
When the plane came down, it made two sharp turns before plummeting 25,000 feet into the sea. Egypt said that this was more likely a terrorist act then a technical fault. The French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Aryrault said that there is "absolutely no indication" so far as to how the plane crashed.
EgyptAir flight MS804