Egyptian Submarine Heading to Flight 804 Crash Site
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The president of Egypt announced Sunday that a submarine was on its way to the Eastern Mediterranean to help investigators look for clues into the cause of Thursday’s deadly EgyptAir Flight 804 crash, The Associated Press reported.
President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi made the announcement live on Egyptian TV channels, saying his country had joined forces with the French government to investigate the wreck that left 66 people dead, AP reported. He thanked the countries that have aided with the search, which include England, Cyprus, France, Greece and the United States.
The president said it would take time for investigators to figure out the cause of the crash.
"There is not one scenario that we can exclusively subscribe to ... all scenarios are possible," he said, according to AP.
The submarine, which belongs to Egypt’s Oil Ministry, is capable of going 9,842 feet under the water and will be used to search for the plane’s black boxes, AP said.
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On Saturday night, recordings of the pilot’s last words were released to the public, ABC News reported.
The website liveatc.net released a recording of the pilot’s conversation with air traffic control, in which he said: "Hello, Hello, EgyptAir 804 flight level 370, squawk number 7624. Thank you so much. Good day, have a goodnight."
Just minutes later, the Airbus A320 disappeared from the radar tracking system, ABC said.
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