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Egyptair MS804 crash update: all bodies recovered

Egyptair A320
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Investigators announced that the vessel contracted by the Egyptian Government has retrieved all the human remains that were mapped at the crash location of the A320.

The Airbus A320, which had 66 people aboard, crashed May 19 in the Mediterranean Sea on a flight from Paris to Cairo.

Egyptian and French forensic doctors on board the vessel oversaw the body recovery process.

The Mauritian-based ship John Lethbridge is now sailing to Alexandria and will return to the crash location after delivering the remains to the general prosecutor and forensic doctors, “to conduct a new thorough scan of the seabed and to search for any human remains”, the investigation committee said. From there, the remains will be transported to Cairo for DNA analysis.

Data from the Flight Data Recorder recovered from EgyptAir Airbus A320 showed smoke alarms sounded on board. Regarding the CVR, repairs are still in progress at the French aircraft accident investigation bureau (Bureau d’Enquêtes et d’Analyses pour la Sécurité de l’Aviation Civile).

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