Traces of explosives found on bodies of EgyptAir crash victims


December 15, 2016

Traces of explosives have been found on the bodies of some of the victims recovered from the EgyptAir plane that crashed last May.

Egypt’s Civil Aviation Ministry said in a statement that a criminal inquiry would now begin into the crash of Flight 804.

The Airbus A320 plunged into the eastern Mediterranean en route from Paris to Cairo on 19 May, killing all 66 people on board.

Investigators have established a fire broke out in or near the cockpit just before the jet came down between Crete and the coast of northern Egypt.

Sherif Fathy, the country’s aviation minister, has said a terrorist attack was the most likely cause.

 

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