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EgyptAir Wreckage Found in Mediterranean Sea by French Vessel

© AP Photo / Thomas RannerEgyptAir Airbus A320 (File)
EgyptAir Airbus A320 (File) - Sputnik International
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An investigation committee says it has found wreckage from the EgyptAir jet that disappeared over the Mediterranean last month.

The wreckage of EgyptAir flight 804 was discovered by a French vessel, the John Lethbridge, according to Egypt's Aviation Ministry. A statement says that "several main locations of the wreckage" have been found.

© REUTERS / Egyptian Military/HandoutA pilot looks out of the cockpit during a search operation by Egyptian air and navy forces for the EgyptAir plane that disappeared in the Mediterranean Sea, in this still image taken from video May 20, 2016.
A pilot looks out of the cockpit during a search operation by Egyptian air and navy forces for the EgyptAir plane that disappeared in the Mediterranean Sea, in this still image taken from video May 20, 2016. - Sputnik International
A pilot looks out of the cockpit during a search operation by Egyptian air and navy forces for the EgyptAir plane that disappeared in the Mediterranean Sea, in this still image taken from video May 20, 2016.

The Airbus A320 crashed with a total of 66 people onboard, including 56 passengers, while en route from Paris to Cairo.

The cause of the crash is still unknown. There is speculation that terrorism may have been involved, though no groups have come forward to claim responsibility.

Earlier this week, investigators expressed concerns that the aircraft's black box would stop emitting signals on June 24, making it almost impossible to find the aircraft.

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