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Egyptians found body part, seat in EgyptAir jet search: Greece

Reuters , Friday 20 May 2016
EgyptAir flight 804
In this Thursday, May 19, 2016 video image released by the Egyptian Defense Ministry, an Egyptian ship searches in the Mediterranean Sea for the missing EgyptAir flight 804 plane which crashed after disappearing from radar early Thursday morning (AP)
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Egyptian authorities found luggage, a seat and a body part during the search for an EgyptAir jet which plunged into the Mediterranean, Greece's defence minister said on Friday.

"A short while ago we were briefed by the Egyptian authorities ... on the discovery of a body part, a seat and baggage just south of where the aircraft signal was lost," Defence Minister Panos Kammenos told reporters in Athens.

The flight with 66 people on board vanished minutes after leaving Greek for Egyptian airspace on Thursday morning.

Kammenos said Greece could not speculate on the reasons the aircraft crashed. He reiterated that Greek radars picked up sharp swings in its trajectory as it plunged from a cruising altitude to 15,000 feet, then vanishing from radars.

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