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New Findings in EgyptAir Flight 804 Crash Show Traces of Explosives on Victims

Traces of explosives were found on victims of the EgyptAir Flight MS 804 crash, which now raises new possibilities and questions.

New milestones have been achieved in the investigations regarding the tragic crash of EgyptAir flight MS 804 back in May, which crashed in the Mediterranean on its journey from Paris to Cairo. Egypt's Civil Aviation Ministry announced today that traces of explosives have been found on some of the victims of Flight MS 804, according to Associated Press.

The plane crash that killed 66 people was not claimed by any terrorist group, unlike the Russian passenger jet crash that occurred in October of 2015, which was immediately claimed by ISIS.

France's investigation agency has said that smoke detectors went off during Flight 804's final moments, according to the Associated Press. Spokesman Sebastien Barthe told the agency that such findings "generally mean the start of a fire."

This opens questions around security efficacy on the French side, as it would mean the passage of explosives under the scrutiny of Charles De Gaulle security authorities.