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Sisi: "There is no scenario we can confirm"

Sunday, May 22, 2016 - 00:52

As Egypt deploys submarine to hunt for EgyptAir plane President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi said, ''There is no scenario we can confirm.'' Subtitled Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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--AUDIO AS INCOMING- SUBTITLED ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION). STORY: Egypt deployed a submarine on Sunday to hunt for the EgyptAir plane that crashed in deep Mediterranean waters, President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi said. He warned investigations into the disaster, in which all 66 people on board were killed, would take time. In his first public remarks on the crash, Sisi also said all possible scenarios were still being considered and cautioned against rushing to conclusions. "It's very important that we know that there is no scenario that we can confirm until now. I wish to take this opportunity, with all of us here, to say to both the Egyptian and foreign media: until now all scenarios are possible. So please, it is very important that we do not talk and say there is a specific scenario" he told assembled ministers and members of parliament at the opening of a fertiliser plant in the port city of Damietta. Egypt has said its navy has so far found human remains, wreckage and the personal belongings of passengers floating in the Mediterranean about 290 km (180 miles) north of Alexandria. But is still searching for the plane's two black box recorders that could provide valuable evidence on the cause of the crash. Waters in the area of the Mediterranean under search could be 3,000 meters deep, which would place the black box locator beacons on the edge of their detectable range from the surface. Shortly before it disappeared off radar screens, the plane sent a series of warnings indicating that smoke had been detected on board, French investigators said on Saturday. The signals did not indicate what caused the smoke or fire but they offered the first clues as to what unfolded in the moments before the crash.

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Sisi: "There is no scenario we can confirm"

Sunday, May 22, 2016 - 00:52