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Main locations of crashed EgyptAir wreckage identified by French vessel

Main locations of crashed EgyptAir wreckage identified by French vessel

EgyptAir Crash

Remains of the crashed EgyptAir flight that crashed into the Mediterranean last month, has been identified by a French deep ocean vessel, Reuters reports.

According to the Egyptian investigation committee, the vessel, John Lethbridge had gone as far as provided images of the wreckage to investigators.

A search team on board the vessel is expected to map out the wreckage distribution spots according to a statement.

Investigators had been searching the flight recorders in the deed waters over the past few weeks, with experts saying that flight recorders are able to emit acoustic signals 30 days after a crash and can be spotted in waters which are about 3000 metres deep.

Finding the black box will help investigators to determine whether the EgyptAir crash was caused by a technical fault or a terrorist attack.

The EgyptAir crashed on May 19 with 66 passengers on board while flying from Paris to Cairo.

The A320 aircraft with flight number MS804 which departed Paris at 23:09 (CEST) heading to Cairo was 10 miles inside Egyptian airspace when contact was lost with it, according to the Egyptian Civil Aviation Ministry.

Among the passengers were 30 Egyptians, 15 French, a Briton, two Iraqis and a passenger each from Belgium, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Chad, Portugal, Algeria and Canada.