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Egyptair plane crash

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Added On May 24, 2016

The Al-Boutrossiya Coptic Church in Cairo received Sunday dozens of Muslim and Christian mourners who attended a memorial service in honor of the victims of EgyptAir flight MS804.
 
The ill-fated plane crashed over the Mediterranean on Thursday, killing all 66 people on board.
 
Inside the church, anguish was easily noticed on the faces of black-dressed mourners who shared their grief with each other as they listened to the priest's speech.
   
The church was lit with flickering candles while tears and sighs mingled in harmony with the voice of the priest who prayed for the victims.
 
Early on Thursday, an EgyptAir Airbus A320 disappeared from radar screens en route from Paris to Cairo. It was confirmed later the jet plunged into the Mediterranean.
   
On Friday, the Egyptian armed forces said they found some personal belongings and remains of the victims as well as parts of the plane wreckage in the Mediterranean Sea, 290 km north of the coastal city Alexandria.
   
Search operations and investigations are still ongoing.