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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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Egypt PM: 'Signal' was received from missing plane

The Egyptian army denied that it received a distress call. Credit: Reuters

Egyptian Prime Minister Sherif Ismail said there was no "distress call" from the missing EgyptAir flight, but a "signal" was received from the plane.

The Egyptian army denied reports that it received a distress call from the plane.

It came after the Egyptian Civil Aviation Ministry said a military unit picked up a distress call.

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