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EgyptAir crash: Wreckage found at sea

EgyptAir crash: Wreckage found at sea

Flight MS804 crashed on May 19 killing all the 66 people on board

The wreckage of EgyptAir flight MS804 which crashed over the Mediterranean last month has been spotted, investigators have confirmed.

A search vessel contracted by the Egyptian government “had identified several main locations of the wreckage”, a statement said.

“Accordingly the first images of the wreckage were provided to the investigation committee,” it added.

Investigators on board the vessel will now draw up a map of the wreckage distribution, the Egyptian investigation committee said.

The Airbus A320 aircraft was travelling from Paris to Cairo when it vanished from the radar early on May 19. There were 66 people on board including 56 passengers.

Unidentified relatives and friends of passengers who were flying in an EgyptAir plane wait outside the Egyptair in-flight service building in Cairo

Search teams found debris including human remains and the personal belongings of passengers in the Mediterranean Sea last month. However officials warned that it might take longer to find the black boxes.

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See more here: EgyptAir crash: First images of debris released

Earlier this month, it was reported that search teams had detected signals from one of the black box flight recorders. They are expected to continue emitting signals until June 24.

The cause of the crash is not yet known but the plane reportedly sent automatic warnings indicating that smoke had been detected on board before it disappeared.

Read more here: Flight data showed smoke alerts on EgyptAir jet before crash

Speaking after the incident, Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi said: “This could take a long time but no one can hide these things. As soon as the results are out people will be informed.”

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