EgyptAir Jet Might Be Downed By Explosion, Forensic Says

First Posted: May 25, 2016 04:54 AM EDT

A senior Egyptian forensic official said that an explosion may have brought down the EgyptAir Flight 804 in the east Mediterranean. This is because the human remains that were retrieved from the aircraft showed signs of burns.

EgyptAir Flight 804 crashed and killed all 66 people that were on board the flight from Paris to Cairo last Thursday. The official, who is part of the investigating team, examined the remains at a Cairo morgue, according to ABC 7.

He said that the logical explanation is that an explosion brought down the aircraft. He added that there isn't even a whole body part, like an arm or a head and that one piece was the left part of a head. He also said that at least one part of an arm has signs of burns. On the other hand, he said he cannot say what caused the blast.

The Egyptian authorities believe that terrorism would likely be the caused rather than equipment failure. Some aviation experts said the erratic flight reported by the Greek defense minister implies a bomb blast or a struggle in the cockpit. On the other hand, there is no evidence yet.

Meanwhile, ABC News reports that Hisham Abdel-Hamid, the head of the Egyptian government's forensic agency dismissed the implication on explosion. He said that whatever has been published is the baseless and mere assumption. On the other hand, the France's aviation accident investigation agency did not make a comment regarding information that implies explosion as the cause of the falling of the aircraft.

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