EgyptAir says found wreckage not from missing plane
False alarm, in that earlier wreckage found was not from the EgyptAir plane.
Debris found in the Mediterranean Sea “does not come from a plane,” Athanasios Binis, the head of the Greek air safety authority, told Agence France-Presse. He told the French news agency that plane wreckage has not been found. The AFP account matches an EgyptAir retraction to CNN that the wreckage of Flight 804 had been found. Earlier, EgyptAir Vice Chairman Ahmed Adel told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour that “we have found the wreckage.” The airline said that life jackets and plastic materials believed from the flight had been found near the Greek island of Karparthos. The airline now says that is not correct.
The wreckage was found off the Greek island of Karpathos.
The country’s armed forces confirmed the detection of the aircraft wreckage, Reuters said. The Greek authorities that were searching of the fragments of the missing aircraft found two objects on the surface of the water about 50 miles to south-east off the place where the plane disappeared from radar screens, AFP reports.
A Greek frigate found two large plastic objects 230 miles south off the island of Crete. It was specified that the found objects were in white and red colors.
French President Francois Hollande believes the plane has crashed.
He added that no hypothesis has been ruled out.
He said: “The information we have gathered – ministers, members of government and, of course, the Egyptian authorities – confirm, sadly, that it has crashed.
“It is lost.”
…Rescue teams looking for remains of the missing Egyptair flight haven’t found anything as yet.
Greek authorities say the search is still underway in the South Mediterranean.
“Absolutely nothing has been found so far,” a senior Greek coastguard official told Reuters.