Hollande confirms EgyptAir plane ‘crashed’

French President Francois Hollande confirms Thursday that the EgyptAir flight that disappeared from radar screens over the Mediterranean had “crashed.”

“We must ensure that we know everything on the causes of what happened. No hypothesis is ruled out or favored,” he says in a televised address.

“Whether it was an accident or another hypothesis that everyone has on their mind — a terrorist hypothesis… at this stage we must focus on our solidarity with the families and the search for the causes of the catastrophe,” Hollande adds.

The Paris prosecutor’s office says its accident department had opened an investigation into the crash.


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