Several scenarios could explain the mysterious crash of the EgyptAir flight into the Mediterranean en route from Paris to Cairo early Thursday, but experts say a terror attack is a distinct possibility.
Both France and Egypt have been leading targets for Islamist extremists in recent months.
Egypt’s aviation minister said he could not rule out that either an attack or a technical failure had brought down the EgyptAir plane on Thursday.
“It is too early,” Sherif Fathy told a news conference.
However, experts say the chances that a mechanical fault lay behind the crash are slim.