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Arabic edition of CNN spreads audio with talks of pilot of crashed EgyptAir A320 plane

May 22, 5:01 UTC+3 KUWAIT CITY
On May 19, A320 passenger jet of EgypAir airline en route from Paris to Cairo disappeared from radars some 280 kilometers from the Egyptian coast
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KUWAIT CITY, May 22. /TASS/. The Arab website of CNN published a fragment of audio record with a conversation between the pilot of the crashed EgyptAir A320 plane and a flight operator in Zurich. The journalists did not specify how they had obtained the recording.

The fragment lasts 20 seconds. On that recording the pilot is apparently contacting the Swiss flight operator at the moment when the plan was entering the air space of Switzerland. Several seconds later, as it can be heard on the record, the flight operator tells the pilot that he transfers the plane to the zone of responsibility of his colleagues in the Italian city of Padua and wishes good night to the crew.

There has been no confirmation that the record really contains the fragment of talks of the crew of MS804 flight with the flight controller of Zurich airport.

On May 19, A320 passenger jet of EgypAir airline en route from Paris to Cairo disappeared from radars some 280 kilometers from the Egyptian coast.

There 56 passengers and eight crew members on board. According to the list provided by the air carrier the passengers were citizens of 12 states. There were no Russian citizens onboard.

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