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Human remains found at EgyptAir crash site

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The research team combing out evidence at the EgyptAir flight MS804 crash site in the Mediterranean discovered new human remains on Sunday.

In a statement, the Egyptian Aircraft Accident Investigation Committee said vessel John Lethbridge “gathered all the human remains that had been spotted at the crash site.”

The remains will be examined by prosecutors and forensic specialists in Alexandria before being sent to Cairo for DNA analysis.

The vessel delivering the remains will then head back to “conduct a full inspection at the bottom of the sea” to search for any remains that might have not been spotted.

The search will continue “until we are completely assured of no other human remains at the crash site,” the statement added.

The flight was from Paris flying to Cairo on May 19, when it plunged into the sea.

After disappearing from radar screens, the MS804 flight crashed into the sea between Crete and the northern coast of Egypt. There were no survivors among its 66 passengers among whom were 40 Egyptians, 30 passengers, 10 crew members and 15 French.

Two of the flight recorders or “black boxes” were recovered in mid-June.

The commission of inquiry headed by Egypt said Saturday that the recorder memory card that captures the conversations and sounds inside the cockpit, the Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR) were intact and usable.

Memory cards of another recorder, the Flight Data Recorder (FDR), which retains the various flight data, are also usable.