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EgyptAir MS804 crash: Traces of explosives found on remains of victims

The Egyptian Aviation Investigation Committee said on Thursday that it has found traces of explosives on remains of victims from crashed Egyptair flight MS804.


EgyptAir MS804 crash: Traces of explosives found on remains of victims
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Cairo: The Egyptian Aviation Investigation Committee said on Thursday that it has found traces of explosives on remains of victims from crashed Egyptair flight MS804.

The official investigative committee has referred the case to Egypt`s state prosecution, it added in a statement.

Under Egyptian law, the prosecution takes over "if it becomes clear to the investigative committee that there is criminal suspicion behind the accident", the ministry said.

The Airbus A320 plunged into the eastern Mediterranean en route from Paris to Cairo on May 19.

It crashed into the Mediterranean Sea on 19 May 2016 at 02:33 Egypt Standard Time.

Investigators determined that a fire broke out in or near the cockpit of the Airbus A320 before it crashed, as per AFP.

All 66 people (56 passengers, 7 aircrew, and 3 security personnel) on board were killed. 

Egypt`s aviation minister had said a terrorist attack was the most likely cause of the crash.

(With Agency inputs)

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