Egypt releases remains of Paris flight crew

2016-12-31 21:00


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2016-05-19 11:42

National carrier EgyptAir says a plane carrying 66 passengers and crew on a flight from Paris to Cairo has gone missing in Egypt air space. This is the third Egyptian plane tragedy in recent months. Watch. WATCH

Cairo - Egypt's Forensics Authority says it has released the remains of ten crew members of the fallen EgyptAir Paris flight to their families, seven months after the plane plummeted into the Mediterranean Sea on its way to Cairo in May, killing all 66 passengers on board.

Authority spokesperson Hisham Abdel Hamid told the Associated Press on Saturday that the rest of the remains will be released by the end of next week, a delay the French authorities have repeatedly protested.

Egypt's Prosecution had announced earlier this month that it would release the remains in coordination with foreign embassies, after investigations revealed traces of explosives. Flight 804 was carrying 30 Egyptian and 15 French passengers, as well as others from Iraq, the UK, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Chad, Portugal, Belgium, Algeria and Canada.

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