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Greece deploys ship, aircraft to search for EgyptAir plane

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Greece said it had deployed air assets and a frigate to an area in the southern Mediterranean where an EgyptAir aircraft vanished from radar screens early on Thursday.

[ATHENS] Greece said it had deployed air assets and a frigate to an area in the southern Mediterranean where an EgyptAir aircraft vanished from radar screens early on Thursday.

A defence ministry source said authorities were also investigating an account from the captain of a merchant ship who reported a "flame in the sky" some 130 nautical miles south of the island of Karpathos.

REUTERS