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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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US officials: Images so far show 'no sign of explosion'

A US review of satellite imagery has not produced any signs of an explosion aboard the EgyptAir flight so far, officials from multiple US agencies have told Reuters.

Officials, speaking on condition on anonymity, said the conclusion was a result of a preliminary examination of imagery.

They cautioned against media reports that suggested the US believed a bomb was responsible, and added they had not ruled out any possible causes for the crash, including mechanical failure, terrorism or a deliberate act by the pilot or crew.

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