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EgyptAir retracts claim that wreckage belonging to the lost flight was found

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The Guardian

EgyptAir has retracted its claim to have found debris belonging to flight MS804.

“We stand corrected,” Airline vice-president Ahmed Adel has told CNN, adding that the wreckage “is not our aircraft”.

The retraction now puts EgyptAir in line with Greek officials, who had earlier cast doubt on the claim by Egyptian authorities. Neither the airline nor Egypt’s foreign ministry have yet made a public statement.

Earlier on Thursday Athanasios Binis, the head of Greece’s air safety authority, has told the AFP. The debris found near Karpathos island “does not come from a plane”.

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