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Debris of EgyptAir missing plane found at Greek Karpathos island - air carrier

May 20, 3:53 UTC+3
The EgyptAir A320 plane, en route from Paris to Cairo, disappeared from radars some 280 km off the Egyptian coast
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CAIRO, May 20. /TASS/. The wreckage of the missing Egyptian plane A320 has been found neat the Greek Karpathos island, the EgyptAir airline reported on Friday.

"The Egyptian Ministry of Civil Aviation has just received an official letter from the Foreign Ministry of Egypt saying that debris of the missing plane have been found at the Greek Karpathos island," the air carrier said, adding that the families of the airliner passengers have been informed of that.

The EgyptAir A320 plane, en route from Paris to Cairo, disappeared from radars some 280 km off the Egyptian coast. There were 66 people on board: 56 passengers, including three children, and 10 crew members. The lists presented by the air carrier include representatives of 12 countries, most of whom were Egyptian and French nationals. There were no Russian citizens on board.

The search efforts continued throughout the day. Ships and aircraft of Greece, the UK, France, Cyprus, Italy and the United States have been providing assistance to the Egyptian Armed Forces in finding the missing aircraft.

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