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France's 2nd Aircraft to Reach EgyptAir Search Area on Friday

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France's second aircraft, Atlantique 2, will reach the search area for the missing EgyptAir plane later in the day.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The second French aircraft Atlantique 2 will reach the search area for the missing EgyptAir plane on Friday, a spokesperson for the French Navy told Sputnik.

"The second aircraft – Atlantique 2 — will be deployed today," she said.

The first aircraft belonging to the French Navy was deployed to the search area on Thursday.

On Thursday, EgyptAir flight MS804 disappeared from radar screens 10 miles into Egyptian airspace. The flight, which departed from the Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris at 23:09 GMT Wednesday, was heading for the Cairo International Airport.

"They [the crew of the first French aircraft] were able to see a couple of pieces, but they were not sure whether they belonged to the EgyptAir," the spokesperson added.

Earlier in the day, spokesman for the Egyptian Armed Forces Mohammad Samir confirmed to Sputnik that the wreckage of crashed EgyptAir flight MS804 had been located in the Mediterranean.

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