EgyptAir Flight MS804 human remains recovered

ALEXANDRIA, Egypt, A search vessel has recovered all the mapped human remains from EgyptAir plane that crashed in the Mediterranean Sea in May, investigators said Sunday.


The Mauritian-based search vessel John Lethbridge has recovered all the bodies it mapped on the sea floor, according to the Egyptian Aircraft Accident Investigation Committee, and is now sailing to Alexandria, Egypt, investigators said. The exact number found is not known.

It will return to the crash to look for more, unmapped remains.

Egypt Air Flight MS804 was on route from Paris to Cairo when it crashed in the Mediterranean Sea May 19, killing all 66 on board. The cause of the crash is still being investigated.

Experts are extracting any information they can from the plane’s flight data recorder and cockpit voice recorder, or what is typically called the black boxes. Early analysis indicates there was some heat and smoke before the crash.

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