Did the EgyptAir plane explode in the air?

The Egyptian Aviation Investigation Committee found traces of explosives on remains of victims from crashed EgyptAir flight MS804. (AFP)

The Egyptian Aviation Investigation Committee found traces of explosives on remains of victims from crashed EgyptAir flight MS804, it said on Thursday.

Last May, a probe revealed that a ‘fire’ was mentioned on voice recorder of doomed EgyptAir flight.

EgyptAir Flight 804 disappeared from radar about 2:45am local time on May 19 between the Greek island of Crete and the Egyptian coast.

Previously, investigators have said after analyzing a recovered cockpit voice recorder, that pilots tried to put out a fire on board the plane that crashed into the Mediterranean Sea in May.

The recordings were in line with data that was recovered from the wreckage which showed heat, fire, and smoke around a bathroom.

Radar data showed the aircraft had been cruising normally in clear skies before it turned 90 degrees left, then a full 360 degrees to the right as it plummeted from 11,582 meters to 4,572 meters.

The flight was en route from Paris to Cairo, made no distress call, and disappeared when it was at an altitude of about 3,048 meters.

66 people on board have been killed on the crash.

(With Reuters)

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