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    EgyptAir MS804 Passenger Jet Disappears Over Mediterranean Sea (67)
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    An investigation committee has been formed in Egypt to handle the EgyptAir passenger jet crash over the Mediterranean Sea, the Egyptian Civil Aviation Ministry announced on Friday.

    CAIRO (Sputnik) — On Thursday, EgyptAir flight MS804 vanished off the radars. A number of countries, including Greece, France and Egypt, are involved in the search operations. Earlier in the day, spokesman for the Egyptian Armed Forces Mohammad Samir confirmed to Sputnik that the wreckage of crashed EgyptAir flight MS804 had been located in the Mediterranean.

    “Civil Aviation Minister Sherif Fathy has given instructions on the formation of a committee on the investigation of the EgyptAir plane crash under the supervision of Ayman al-Mukaddam, who is the committee head for investigations for accidents in the ministry,” the Aviation Ministry said in a statement.

    The EgyptAir flight MS804 departed from the Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris, France, at 23:09 GMT on Wednesday. The aircraft was heading for the Cairo International Airport. According to the airline, there were a total of 66 people on board the plane, including 56 passengers.

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