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Terrorists may have brought down EgyptAir flight, officials say

Terrorists may have brought down EgyptAir flight, officials say

Nearly four hours into a flight from Paris to Cairo, an Egyptian passenger plane with 66 people aboard abruptly swerved and plunged thousands of feet before vanishing from radar screens over the Mediterranean Sea, officials said.

The disappearance of EgyptAir Flight 804 was the third major air incident for the country in the past year. Investigators said it was too soon to rule out any possible causes for Thursday's disaster, but suggested that terrorism was more likely than a technical failure.

The Airbus A320 left Paris' Charles de Gaulle Airport for Cairo about 11:10 p.m. Wednesday carrying 56 passengers, seven crew members and three airline security...

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