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    EgyptAir MS804 Passenger Jet Disappears Over Mediterranean Sea (67)

    An investigative committee French member handling the crash of the EgyptAir plane has stifled media reports about the flight.

    A pilot looks out of the cockpit during a search operation by Egyptian air and navy forces for the EgyptAir plane that disappeared in the Mediterranean Sea, in this still image taken from video May 20, 2016.
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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – A French member of the investigative committee handling the crash of the EgyptAir passenger plane over the Mediterranean Sea last week has stifled media reports that a bomb exploded on board the MS804 flight from Paris to Cairo.

    When asked by Sputnik if the cause of the crash could be a terrorist attack, the unnamed French investigator said that it could be possible, “but nothing is certain.”

    “Finding the [black] boxes will take time,” the Frenchman said.

    Earlier Reuters and Associated Press reported that a bomb exploded on board the aircraft.

    “We cannot confirm the explosion,” he said.

    A EgyptAir Airbus A320 plane, carrying 66 people, disappeared from radar screens over the Mediterranean Sea, 10 miles into Egyptian airspace on May 19. The plane was headed from Paris to Cairo. EgyptAir has said that the Egyptian Armed Forces have discovered the wreckage and personal items from flight MS804 some 180 miles off the coast of Alexandria.

    EgyptAir MS804 Passenger Jet Disappears Over Mediterranean Sea (67)


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