Egypt Air tragedy: Egyptian forensic believes an explosion took place on board

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Egypt has dispatched a submarine to search for the flight's black boxes and a French ship joined the international effort to locate the wreckage and search for the plane's data recorders. Ships and planes from Britain, Cyprus, France, Greece and the United States are also taking part in the search for the debris from the aircraft, including the black boxes.

There are many conflicting reports about the facts surrounding the fatal crash. An Egyptian official said that the plane did not change direction as it was suggested by the Greek authorities, while a French station reported that the pilot of the plane had a communication with Egyptian air traffic controllers just before the crash. Egyptian authorities denied the report.


Based on the body evidence retrieved after the crash of the EgyptAir Airbus A320, an unnamed Egyptian forensic official told the Associated Press that the evidence point to an explosion on board. “The logical explanation is that an explosion brought it down,” the official told AP.

The Egyptian official, who is part of the Egyptian team investigating the crash that killed all 66 people on board the flight from Paris to Cairo early last Thursday, has personally examined the remains at a Cairo m...


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