Terrorism Suspected in EgyptAir Plane Crash

Terrorism Suspected in EgyptAir Plane Crash

66 people died in an EgyptAir plane crash early Thursday morning. The plane took off from Paris, France early Thursday and lost contact while flying over Greece at 2:27am according to reports by CNN.  

U.S. government officials are operating on an initial theory that the plane was taken down by a bomb, two U.S. officials told CNN. Officials said the theory could change.

Plane wreckage was thought ot be found on Thursday, but reports by the airline have confirmed that was a mistake. Search and rescue crews continue to look for the plane and its passengers. 

56 passengers were on board. 10 crew. 66 total suspected dead. 

Weather conditions we good. 

"It's very difficult to come up with a scenario that jibes with some sort of catastrophic failure. (The evidence so far) leads us down the road to a deliberate act," CNN aviation analyst Miles O'Brien said.

Egyptian Civil Aviation Minister Sharif Fathi said technical failures and terror each are possible explanations.

"But if you analyze this situation properly, the possibility of having a different action aboard, of having a terror attack, is higher than having a technical problem," Fathi said.

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