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Did A Meteor Possibly Bring Down EgyptAir? Conspiracy Theorists Suggest

May 26, 2016 02:27 AM EDT
Governments Try To Establish The Cause Of Egyptair Crash Over Mediterranean
According to conspiracy theorist, the crashing of EgyptAir flight 804 could be due to the fragments of the meteorite spotted in the sky on May 17.
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The EgyptAir flight MS804 bound for Cairo from Paris went missing last May 19. Some human remains and debris were recovered by officials, which are causing an uproar because of conflicting pieces of evidence. The gathered remains suggest an explosion. However, there is no trace of explosives found.

Reports say that 23 bags of body parts were recovered and were relatively small in size, a sign that a blast happened right before the plane disappeared from the radar. Conspiracy theorists say a meteor might have caused the downing of the plane.

"The size of the remains points towards an explosion, the biggest part was the size of a palm," said an unnamed forensic expert in an interview with Aljazeera. What baffles the investigators is the fact that there are no signs of explosives found, what could have then caused the crash?

This is where the new theory comes into play. A meteor was reportedly spotted in Maine last week, the sighting was confirmed by the American Meteor Society (AMS) in a report. Although the meteor was spotted on May 17, two days before the crash of EgyptAir Flight 804, conspiracy theorists say that the meteor tore down in thousands of pieces and could have caused the explosion of the EgyptAir plane.

In a report by Mirror in the UK, conspiracy theorists say that the fragments of the 10,000-ton meteorite began shooting down in Greenland, Australia, and in the Middle East between Wednesday and Friday. The report added that the estimated size of the fragments is 60 cm in diameter and could potentially cause disruption if they hit flying objects.

Fueling the new bewildering hypothesis, an article on the internet claimed that a meteor warning was issued by the Russian government hours before the EgyptAir Flight 804 went missing. But there is no evidence yet proving whether or not the Russian warning really took place.

Although the cause of the incident is yet to be identified, experts believe that an explosion likely happened before the radar lost the plane.

"There isn't even a whole body part, like an arm or a head," said an unnamed forensic official, in an interview with Associate Press.


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