A Procter & Gamble
employee has been identified as one of the passengers on an EgyptAir
flight that crashed on its way from Paris to Cairo early Thursday. The employee is Ahmed Helal, a plant manager at Procter & Gamble's office in Amiens, France,
“We are in touch with the employee’s family and are offering them our full support during this difficult time,” Jones said. “Our thoughts and prayers are with them, and all the affected families.”
Helal studied mechanical engineering at American University of Cairo and was married and a father. Jones said Helal was a manager at P&G's fabric care plant in France. The plant is one of the largest in the world and ships Mr. Clean, Ariel, Dash and Gama products.
Helal has worked with P&G since July 2000 when he started as a packing lines manager at a plant in Egypt, according to his LinkedIn profile.
EgyptAir Flight 804, an Airbus A320 with 56 passengers and 10 crew members, went down about halfway between the Greek island of Crete and Egypt's northern coastline after takeoff from Charles de Gaulle Airport, authorities said. There were no immediate signs of any survivors. Analysts suspect it was a terror attack.