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Airline Pilot's Family Has Memorial Ceremony

November 01, 2001|From Times Wire Reports

Relatives of the Egyptian pilot U.S. investigators believe deliberately crashed a passenger plane two years ago held a memorial ceremony and once again rejected American suspicions about the fate of EgyptAir Flight 990.

The Boeing 767 plunged into the Atlantic off Nantucket on Oct. 31, 1999, killing all 217 people on board, including 100 Americans. The final report on the causes of the crash is expected to be issued by U.S. and Egyptian officials by the end of this year.

U.S. officials suggested that co-pilot Gamil Batouty deliberately sent the plane down in a murder-suicide that has not been linked to political or other motives.

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