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Scotland's papers: Jet horror and men-only Muirfield

Under the headline "Passengers spun to the deaths from 37,000ft", The Times says a terrorist act was being blamed for the downing of a plane that veered wildly out of control before plunging into the Mediterranean en route from Paris to Cairo.

Meanwhile, The Scottish Daily Express says there is confusion surrounding the missing flight as officials backtracked on previous claims, now saying the wreckage had not been found.

Flight MS804 swerved twice and then fell from the sky, sparking fears the 66 passengers were murdered by a device placed on board in echoes of the Lockerbie atrocity, says the Daily Record.

The Daily Star of Scotland writes that the Airbus A320 was carrying 66 passengers - including a Brit - when it went missing on the radar on its way to Cairo Airport at 02:45 local time yesterday.

In other news, The Herald says the world's oldest golf club has been stripped of the right to host the Open championship after retaining its ban on women members.

"Grow a pair gents" is the Scottish Sun's take on the Muirfield vote, as the paper says members sparked "global outrage" with their decision.

On the same story, The Scotsman reports that the vote by the East Lothian club was branded "simply indefensible" by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.

The National breaks with the main news agenda to report that an original handwritten manuscript of an essay by Hugh MacDiarmid, which blames the Union for a cultural cringe facing Scotland, has been unearthed after 70 years.

The Scottish Daily Mail focuses on the marriage of Sir Elton John and David Furnish, who 11 years ago this month formalised their relationship by getting engaged.

The Press and Journal reports that country music star Dolly Parton has struck a deal with Aberdeen City Council to provide free books to some of the city's most disadvantaged children.

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