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What caused EgyptAir flight MS804 to crash? Everything we know so far


What happened to EgyptAir flight MS804?
An EgyptAir flight from Paris to Cairo has crashed , with 56 passengers and 10 crew onboard.
The flight left Paris Charles de Gaulle airport for Cairo on Wednesday evening and the plane lost contact with radar three and a half hours later, 10 miles after entering Egyptian air space.
After initial reports Thursday evening that the wreckage of the plane had been been found, EgyptAir subsequently said they were mistaken, and that the debris has not been located.
Then, on Friday morning, the Egyptian military said it had located personal belongings and debris which it said were from the missing plane.
The search team found body parts, luggage and other debris in the crash area, which is roughly 180 miles north of Alexandria.
And the European Space Agency said on Friday afternoon it had spotted an oil slick near the wreckage site which could offer clues as to whether the plane broke up in the air or on impact with the sea.
It also emerged on Friday that the passenger manifest did not contain any names that were on terror watch lists, though investigators have not ruled out terrorism as a motive.
President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has confirmed there is no hope of any survivors after his office issued a statement saying: "The presidency with utmost sadness and regret mourns the victims on aboard the EgyptAir flight who were killed after the plane crashed in the Mediterranean on its way back to Cairo from Paris."


Egypt's aviation minister has said the possibility that the crash was the result of a terror attack is "stronger" than the theory it was the result of technical failure.
President Francois Hollande has said "no hypothesis is ruled out or favoured," including the possibility the plane was downed by a terrorist attack.

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