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EgyptAir Plane Crashes After Disappearing Between Paris and Cairo

Paris, May 19 (RHC)-- French President François Hollande and Greek officials have said the EgyptAir passenger jet that disappeared this morning en route from Paris to Cairo has crashed at sea.


Egyptian and Greek authorities are searching for wreakage of the jet, which had 66 people aboard.  There is no information yet about what caused the crash, but officials say that terrorism is not being discarded.


Last November, a Russian airliner was brought down over Egypt, killing all 224 people on board.  The self-proclaimed Islamic State claimed responsibility for taking down the plane.

Meanwhile, an Azerbaijani plane has crashed in southern Afghanistan, killing seven of the nine people on board.  The Pentagon says the plane crashed during takeoff when one of the plane’s wings clipped the runway.
 

Edited by Pavel Jacomino
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