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Military Discovers EgyptAir Wreckage 290 Kilometers North of Alexandria

© AP Photo / Thomas RannerEgyptAir Airbus A320 (File)
EgyptAir Airbus A320 (File) - Sputnik International
The Egyptian military has discovered wreckage from the EgyptAir passenger plane that disappeared on May 19 over the Mediterranean Sea 290 kilometers (180 miles) north of the Egyptian city of Alexandria, the country’s state television reported Friday.

CAIRO (Sputnik) – ON-TV channel reported that personal items from the passengers have also been discovered.

"Yes, we confirm the discovery of the aircraft wreckage," Mohammad Samir, a spokesman for the Egyptian Armed Forces told Sputnik.

This picture taken on May 19, 2016, shows an Egyptair Airbus A330 from Cairo taxiing at the Roissy-Charles De Gaulle airport near Paris after its landing a few hours after the MS804 Egyptair flight crashed into the Mediterranean - Sputnik International
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On Thursday, EgyptAir flight MS804 vanished off the radars. A number of countries, including Greece, France and Egypt, are involved in the search operations. Despite several reports that the EgyptAir plane's wreckage has been found, the airline has said that the investigators are still searching for the remains of the missing plane.

​The EgyptAir flight MS804 departed from the Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris, France, at 23:09 GMT on Wednesday. The aircraft was heading for the Cairo International Airport. According to the airline, there were a total of 66 people on board the plane, including 56 passengers.

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