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EgyptAir Denies Finding Wreckage Of Missing Flight, Cites Translation Mistake

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| May 20 , 2016 , 08:43 IST
egyptairA translation mistake of EgyptAir's press release about finding wreckage of the missing flight MS804 has caused misunderstanding, a source from EgyptAir told Xinhua. An EgyptAir source said the Arabic version of a press statement on the "possibility of finding parts of the missing airplane" was mistakenly translated into English by EgyptAir's official Facebook page, which caused "confusion". ALSO READ: EgyptAir 804 Crash: Debris Found In Search Area, Says Greek Army The source further explained that EgyptAir "has never confirmed the finding of any wreckage," a translation mistake was the reason behind the "confusion". "In the Arabic version, we only spoke about the possibility that the objects found might belong to the airplane," the source said. ALSO READ: EgyptAir Crash: Egypt’s Aviation Ministry Hints Terror Attack Earlier on Thursday, EgyptAir said the Egyptian Foreign Ministry had confirmed to the Egyptian Civil Aviation Ministry that wreckages of the missing airplane were found near the Greek Island of Karpathos. Those reports were shortly denied by Greek officials who said the objects they found during the ongoing search operations do not belong to the Egyptian aircraft. ALSO READ | EgyptAir Flight 804 Crashed In Mediterranean: French President Hollande EgyptAir has earlier confirmed that the missing plane, an Airbus A320, disappeared from radar screens en route from Paris to Cairo at 2:45 a.m. Cairo local time on Thursday. The flight had 66 people aboard, including 30 Egyptians, 15 French, two Iraqis and nine others each from Algeria, Belgium, Portugal, Britain, Canada, Chad, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Sudan. With Agency Input

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