EgyptAir Flight MS804: Search for missing jetliner enters second day

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The search for missing Flight MS804 has entered its second day.

After earlier reports that wreckage had been found just off the Greek island of Karpathos, it was later confirmed that this was not the case. As of this morning, the final resting place of Flight MS804 has not yet been located.

66 people were on board the aircraft, an Airbus A320, when it departed from Charles de Gaulle (CDG) airport in Paris, bound for Cairo. The plane disappeared from radar screens while flying over the Mediterranean Sea, in what would have been the last leg of its journey.

Reports later emerged that the aircraft executed two radical manuevers inconsistent with controlled flight, and dropped about 22,000ft before vanishing from radar.

Officials are now working on the theory that the aircraft was taken down by an explosive device.

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