Alerts indicate smoke on doomed EgyptAir flight: reports

An Egyptair Airbus A330 from Cairo taxiing at the Roissy-Charles De Gaulle airport near Paris on May 19, 2016Egyptian authorities were investigating reports late Friday that there was smoke on the doomed EgyptAir flight from Paris to Cairo shortly before it crashed into the Mediterranean. “We are looking into this report,” an Egyptian civil aviation ministry official told AFP. The Wall Street Journal, citing people familiar with the matter, said automated warning messages indicated smoke in the nose of the aircraft and an apparent problem with the flight control system.

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