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Crashed Egyptair plane's black boxes 'extensively damaged'

Search teams have retrieved the cockpit voice and flight data recorders from the EgyptAir plane which crashed into the Mediterranean in May, killing all 66 on board.

It is hoped analysis of the black boxes will shed light on why the plane crashed en route from Paris to Alexandria.

At present no militant group has claimed responsibility for bringing down the aircraft.

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Distress signal 'was received from EgyptAir flight MS804'

Flight MS804 was travelling from Paris to Cairo. Credit: PA

A distress signal was received from EgyptAir flight MS804 by an Egyptian military unit, officials have said.

The Egyptian Civil Aviation Ministry said the unit received the signal from the plane at 4.26am local time (2.26am GMT).

It was earlier reported there had been no distress calls from the flight.

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