Greek defence sources say did not find debris in Egyptair colours

 20 May 2016 - 0:00

Greek defence sources say did not find debris in Egyptair colours
A French police car passes by an Egyptair plane taking off from the Charles de Gaule airport near Paris, France, 19 May 2016. According to media reports quoting Egyptair on 19 May 2016, EgyptAir Airbus A320 Flight MS804 disappeared off radar some 10 miles (16km) after entering Egypt's airspace. The plane, said to be carrying 66 people on board, 56 passengers and 10 crew members, took off from France's Charles de Gaulle airport on 18 May night and was expected to land in Cairo on 19 May early morning. EPA/ETIENNE LAURENT


ATHENS: The material Greece has found so far floating in the Mediterranean in its search for the missing EgyptAir airliner  which vanished earlier on Thursday is not blue and white, Greek defence sources said.

Earlier, Egypt’s envoy to France said Greek authorities had informed his counterpart in Athens that they had found debris corresponding to EgyptAir’s blue and white colours.

“We have not located such objects,” a spokesman for the Greek military said.

Earlier, Greek defence sources said objects found floating about 230 miles south of the island of Crete included what appeared to be plastic coloured red and white, and lifejackets.

(Reporting By Michele Kambas and Renee Maltezou)