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Crashed EgyptAir flight messages show smoke on board: French Aviation Agency

(Xinhua) Updated: 2016-05-21 17:10

Crashed EgyptAir flight messages show smoke on board: French Aviation Agency

Photo taken on May 19, 2016 shows an airplane of EgyptAir taking off at the Charles de Gaulle Airport, in Paris, France.  [Photo/Xinhua]

PARIS -- French Aviation Agency said on Saturday that the EgyptAir MS804, which crashed into the Mediterranean Sea with 66 people on board, had transmitted automatic messages indicating smoke in the cabin.

Messages emitted by the plane A320 indicated that there were smoke in the cabin before the data transmission broke off, but it was still too early to confirm the cause of the accident, reports quoted investigators.

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