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EgyptAir denies finding wreckage of missing flight


05-20-2016 10:15 BJT

Full coverage: EgyptAir Flight MS804 Missing

Start with updates about the missing EgyptAir Flight 804. The Egyptian civil aviation ministry initially said Greek authorities had found "floating material" and life jackets from the plane.

CAIRO, May 20, 2016 (Xinhua) --Egypt

CAIRO, May 20, 2016 (Xinhua) --Egypt's Civil Aviation Minister Sherif Fathy speaks at a press conference in Cairo, Egypt, on May 19, 2016. Sherif Fathy told the press conference Thursday that the EgyptAir passenger jet that disappeared earlier in the morning is still "missing" until its wreckage is found. (Xinhua/Ahmed Gomaa)

However, a few hours later, EgyptAir corrected that wreckage had not been found, citing translation mistakes in their press release. Meanwhile, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi ordered all necessary measures to locate the missing plane. Greece joined in the search, deploying aircraft and a frigate.

France will be sending three investigators to Cairo to join the probe, headed by Egypt. The Airbus from Paris to Cairo disappeared from the radar on Thursday. It was carrying 56 passengers, including a child and two infants, and 10 crew. The cause of the disappearance is still undetermined. 

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