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>> As more debris is found at sea, we've been given the biggest clue yet to what brought down an EgyptAir passenger plane. Investigators have confirmed smoke was detected inside the cabin before the plane crashed. France's air investigation agency say, the jet sent a series of error messages Indicating smoke on board before it came down in the Mediterranean.
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An aviation website published seven messages broadcast over the space of three minutes. They include alarms about smoke in the bathroom as well as the aircraft avionics area which sits under the cock pit. While it suggests a fire on board, what caused it is still unknown. Those answers likely hidden in the two flight recorders, containing cockpit voice recordings and data readings.
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Finding those is now the priority. The air bus was heading from Paris to Cairo when it vanished from the radar with 66 people on board Thursday. For the anxious relatives desperately waiting for news, the first confirmation that the plane plunged into the sea came Friday. Egyptian navy found debris, passengers' belongings and the grim discovery of body parts floating in the sea.
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There's still no sign of the bulk of the wreckage, or of the location signal from the precious black box. Aviation experts say it's not clear if the plane fell in one piece or disintegrated mid-air.