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    Trump Claims Missing EgyptAir Plane 'Blown Out of Sky'

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    Presidential candidate Donald Trump suggested that the disappearance of an EgyptAir plane in the was a terrorist act.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump suggested that the disappearance of an EgyptAir plane in the Mediterranean Sea was a result of it being "blown out of the sky" and was a terrorist act.

    "[It] happened about 12 hours ago. A plane got blown out of the sky. And if anything, if anybody thinks wasn't blown out of the sky, you're 100 percent wrong, folks," Trump said at a New Jersey fundraiser on Thursday.

    Earlier in the day, the Republican candidate wrote on his Twitter account that the siltation looked "like yet another terrorist attack."

    On Thursday, EgyptAir flight MS804 with 66 people on board disappeared from radar screens while flying ten miles into Egyptian airspace. The EgyptAir flight originated from the Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris, France and was heading to Cairo, Egypt. 

    On Friday, the airline said that the Egyptian Foreign Ministry had notified the country’s civil aviation ministry that the debris of the plane had been found in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of a Greek island.

    Meanwhile, the White House said in a statement it was too early to tell what caused the incident.


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