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Egyptian Military Reports EgyptAir Flight 804 Wreckage Found

Impacting Travel | Donald Wood | May 20, 2016

Egyptian Military Reports EgyptAir Flight 804 Wreckage Found

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After a day of searching, the Egyptian military has announced that the wreckage from the missing EgyptAir Flight 804 was discovered early Friday morning near Alexandria, Egypt, according to

In addition, Greek officials told The Guardian that search teams discovered “a body part, two seats and suitcases,” according to Greek defense minister Panos Kammenos. The Greek defense minister went on to say more debris has been discovered, but it has yet to be verified as part of the EgyptAir Flight 804.

“The searching, sweeping and the retrieval process is underway,” Egyptian military spokesman Brig. Gen. Mohammad Samir told

The wreckage discovered thus far was found 180 miles north of the coastal city of Alexandria.

EgyptAir Flight 804 was en route from Paris' Charles de Gaulle Airport to Cairo International Airport Thursday with 56 passengers and 10 crew members onboard. In the early morning hours, the plane stopped answering air traffic controllers and then disappeared from radar over the Mediterranean Sea.

EgyptAir shared the discovery on Twitter and its deepest condolences:

The discovery of wreckage comes a day after EgyptAir vice president Ahmed Adel reported to that debris from the missing plane had already been found. After Greek officials rebutted the statements, Adel and the airline retracted their comments and the search continued.


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