EgyptAir Flight Missing

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http://www.stuff.co.nz/world/africa/80184227/live-blog-egyptair-flight-ms804-disappears

Note the above link is a blog about the ongoing situation. "Plane most likely crashed into the Mediterranean Sea, says Egypt's civil aviation agency." is currently the Breaking Headline on stuff.co.nz

EgyptAir Flight 804 heading from Paris to Cairo disappeared from radar with 66 people on board, an airline official said Thursday. The plane was flying at 37,000 feet when it disappeared shortly after entering Egyptian airspace, the airline tweeted. The Egyptian navy is conducting search and rescue operations in the area.
http://edition.cnn.com/2016/05/18/middleeast/egyptair-flight-disappears/
 

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There is some doubt whether the wreckage found belongs to the flight:
A senior Greek air safety official says the debris found so far in the Mediterranean Sea does not belong to an aircraft.

EgyptAir flight MS804 crashed into the Mediterranean Sea on Thursday [NZ time] while carrying 66 passengers and crew from Paris to Cairo, and authorities have been scouring a wide area south of Crete to look for plane debris.

The airline has released a statement, saying the wreckage of the Airbus A320 has been found.
http://www.stuff.co.nz/world/middle-east/80180270/egyptair-flight-reported-missing-from-radar
 
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EgyptAir: Authorities recover debris as further details emerge
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-36349021

The plane's warning system sent communications about overheating near the cockpit (some indication about window heating) and in an avionics bay underneath the cockpit, and smoke in the lavatory, apparently by the cockpit, then computer systems fail. (30 s to 1 m 20 s in video)

CBS reports progress in locating the flight recorders, aka 'black boxes'.
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/egyptair-flight-804-black-boxes-crashed-airplane-located-mediterranean-sea/?ftag=CNM-00-10aab7e
 
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Data from the final moments before EgyptAir flight MS804 crashed into the Mediterranean suggest an "internal explosion" tore through the right side of the aircraft, a pilot says.

Investigators trying to determine whether the Airbus A320 jet was brought down by terrorism or a technical fault are poring over a series of warnings indicating smoke filled the cabin shortly before it disappeared from radar.

French authorities confirmed yesterday that smoke detectors went off aboard the flight a few minutes before it crashed but said it was not clear what caused the smoke or fire.
http://www.stuff.co.nz/world/europe/80258365/internal-blast-tore-right-side-of-egyptair-jet
 

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