Human remains retrieved from EgyptAir crash site indicate explosion on board

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Human remains recovered from the crash site of EgyptAir Flight 804 point to an explosion bringing the plane down, a senior Egyptian forensic official told media officials Tuesday.

The official said that all 80 pieces brought to Cairo so far are small and that “there isn’t even a whole body part, like an arm or a head,” adding that the “logical explanation is that it was an explosion.”

Flight 804 crashed into the eastern Mediterranean Sea early Thursday morning near the end of a flight from Paris to Cairo. Egyptian authorities said they believe terrorism is a more likely explanation than equipment failure, but no hard evidence of either has emerged.

Officials are still searching for the plane’s cockpit voice and data recorder.

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