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UPDATE - Egyptian army finds wreckage of missing EgyptAir plane

UPDATE - Egyptian army finds wreckage of missing EgyptAir plane
Debris found 290 kilometers (180 miles) north of Alexandria

*UPDATES WITH ARMY QUOTE.

By Mahmoud Gharib

CAIRO (AA) – Egyptian state TV announced Friday that the army has found the wreckage of the EgyptAir plane that went missing a day earlier.

Brigadier-General Mohamed Samir, spokesman of the Egyptian army, said search teams located “some belongings of the passengers after debris was found 290 kilometers (180 miles) north of Alexandria.”

EgyptAir flight MS804 from Paris to Cairo with 66 people on board had disappeared over the eastern Mediterranean on Thursday morning after entering Egyptian airspace.

In a series of posts made on its official Twitter account, EgyptAir said flight MS804, which included 56 passengers, seven crew members and three security personnel, lost contact with its radar system in the early morning hours.

According to the airline, there were 30 Egyptians, 15 French, two Iraqis, one British, one Belgian, one Portuguese, one Algerian, one Chadian, one Canadian, one Sudanese, one Kuwaiti and one Saudi citizen aboard.

source: News Feed
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