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Photos: The wreckage of EgyptAir MS804 plane found

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  • The first photographs of the wreckage of EgyptAir MS804 have been published
  • The Egyptian military found the wreckage yesterday just under 300km from the North African coast
  • Terrorism remains a potential cause for the disaster and smoke was detected on the plane before it disappeared
  • The Egyptian military has released the first pictures of the wreckage of doomed EgyptAir flight MS804 which disappeared over the Mediterranean Sea.

    They photographs clearly show life vests, parts of seats and objects marked EgyptAir.

    The Airbus A320 was en route from Paris to Cairo with 66 people aboard when it vanished from radar early on Thursday.

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    Investigators have confirmed smoke was detected in various parts of the cabin three minutes before it disappeared, but say the cause is still not known.

    According to the Aviation Herald, smoke detectors had gone off in the toilet and the aircraft’s electronics before the signal was lost.

    It said it had received flight data filed through the Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting System (ACARS) from three independent channels.

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    The plane’s two “black boxes” have not yet been located

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    The search has also reportedly found body parts and luggage

    It said the system showed that at 02:26 local time on Thursday (00:26 GMT) smoke was detected in the jet’s toilet.

    Greece says radar shows the Airbus A320 making two sharp turns and dropping more than 25,000ft (7,620m) before plunging into the sea.
    The search is now focused on finding the plane’s flight recorders, in waters between 2,500 and 3,000 meters deep.

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    Investigators say nothing has yet been ruled out in the search for the cause of the crash

    In October, an Airbus A321 operated by Russia’s Metrojet blew up over Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, with all 224 people on board killed.

    Sinai Province, a local affiliate of the Islamic State jihadist group, said it had smuggled a bomb on board.

    Speculation is already mounting that Islamic State or another extremist group was responsible for downing the aircraft.

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