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Searchers retract claims that they found the wreckage of missing EgyptAir flight MS804

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The missing aircraft has been found.
  • Ashley Rodriguez
By Ashley Rodriguez


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Updated at 5:20pm EST

EgyptAir has retracted its claim that the wreckage of the missing EgyptAir flight, which disappeared over the Mediterranean early Thursday morning (May 19), has been found. The airline’s vice chairman, Ahmed Adel, told CNN that the debris found on Thursday afternoon was not from downed aircraft MS804, and that the search for the plane is still underway.

Earlier on Thursday, the airline’s vice chairman, Ahmed Adel, told CNN that the aircraft was located near Greece’s Karpathos Island, hours after the plane lost contact with radar.

There is no word yet on the fate of the 66 missing people who were on board the plane, including 10 crew members and 56 passengers, three of them children.

It’s also still unclear what caused the crash, although Egyptian, Russian, and US officials have speculated that a terror attack may have been responsible.

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