Traces of explosives found in EgyptAir plane crash investigation
Egyptian air accident investigators said on Thursday traces of explosives had been found on the remains of victims of an Egyptair flight that crashed en route from Paris to Cairo.
Flight MS 804 plunged into one of the deepest parts of the Mediterranean Sea on May 19, killing all 66 people on board.
Egypt’s investigation committee issued a statement saying the coroner had found traces of explosives on the remains of some victims. It gave no more details but said its findings were sent to prosecutors investigating foul play.
“The technical investigation committee … places itself and its expertise at the disposal of prosecutors,” it said.
A judicial source said the prosecution had not received details about the explosives traces but would include the coroner’s findings in its inquiries.
An Egyptian source familiar with the matter said Egypt had informed France months ago about its findings but French investigators had requested more time to study them.
“That is why it took so long to make an announcement,” the source said, declining to be named as the investigation is continuing.
Paris newspaper Le Figaro reported in September that French investigators had seen trace levels of TNT on the plane’s debris but were prevented from further examining it. Egyptian officials denied at the time obstructing French inquiries.
this plane didnt die from natural causes did it?
“Flight MS 804 plunged into one of the deepest parts of the Mediterranean Sea on May 19, killing all 66 people on board.”