EgyptAir 804 human remains suggest blast: Official
May 24, Cairo: Human remains retrieved from the crash site of EgyptAir Flight 804 suggest there was an explosion on board that may have brought down the aircraft in the east Mediterranean.
A senior Egyptian forensics official said on Tuesday that the logical explanation is that an explosion brought it down," The Associated Press reported.
He spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to release the information.
He is part of the Egyptian team investigating the crash that killed all 66 people on board the flight from Paris to Cairo early last Thursday. He has personally examined the remains at a Cairo morgue.
Authorities believed that terrorism is a more likely explanation than equipment failure, and some aviation experts have said the erratic flight reported by the Greek defense minister suggests a bomb blast or a struggle in the cockpit. But so far no hard evidence has emerged.
In a search for clues, family members of the victims arrived Tuesday at the Cairo morgue forensics' department to give DNA samples to help identify the remains of their kin, a security official said. The official also spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to talk to reporters, reports said.
Ships and planes from Britain, Cyprus, France, Greece and the United States are also taking part in the search for the debris from the aircraft, including the black boxes.
The Oslo Times