Egyptian experts head to Tunisia to investigate EgyptAir plane crash
Egyptian aviation experts, doctors and relatives of passengers who were aboard the EgyptAir Flight 843 flew to Tunisia where the jetliner crashed, a company spokesman said.
Five Egyptians related to the passengers of the wrecked Boeing 737-500 were on the plane that left Cairo Airport at 3 a.m. (0000 GMT) Wednesday heading for Tunis, the spokesman, Safwat Majed, told AFP. (Albawaba.com)
Of the 56 passengers and eighth crew members of MS 843, 15 were killed when the plane slammed into the hills in heavy rain, six kilometers (four miles) from Tunis-Carthage airport, according to Tunisia's official news agency TAP.
The TAP report lowered the death toll, after the Egyptian state carrier said 18 had died and 25 were injured. Most of the passengers were Egyptians and Tunisians.
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