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French ship ends search effort for EgyptAir plane remains

  • FILE - In this May 24, 2016 file photo, an Egyptian journalist holds a candle and a poster supporting EgyptAir during a candlelight vigil for the victims of EgyptAir flight 804 in front of the Journalists' Syndicate in Cairo, Egypt. Egypt on Wednesday, June 15, 2016, said that it spotted and obtained images from the wreckage of the EgyptAir plane flying from Paris to Cairo that crashed into the Mediterranean last month, killing all 66 people on board, according to a statement by the country's investigation committee.  (AP Photo/Amr Nabil, File)

    FILE - In this May 24, 2016 file photo, an Egyptian journalist holds a candle and a poster supporting EgyptAir during a candlelight vigil for the victims of EgyptAir flight 804 in front of the Journalists' Syndicate in Cairo, Egypt. Egypt on Wednesday, June 15, 2016, said that it spotted and obtained images from the wreckage of the EgyptAir plane flying from Paris to Cairo that crashed into the Mediterranean last month, killing all 66 people on board, according to a statement by the country's investigation committee. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE -- This August 21, 2015 file photo shows an EgyptAir Airbus A320 with the registration SU-GCC taking off from Vienna International Airport, Austria. The cockpit voice recorder of the doomed EgyptAir plane that crashed last month killing all 66 people on board has been found and pulled out of the Mediterranean Sea, Egypt's investigation committee said on Thursday, June 16, 2016.  (AP Photo/Thomas Ranner, File)

    FILE -- This August 21, 2015 file photo shows an EgyptAir Airbus A320 with the registration SU-GCC taking off from Vienna International Airport, Austria. The cockpit voice recorder of the doomed EgyptAir plane that crashed last month killing all 66 people on board has been found and pulled out of the Mediterranean Sea, Egypt's investigation committee said on Thursday, June 16, 2016. (AP Photo/Thomas Ranner, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • Egypt: Black box of crashed plane found, pulled out of sea

    Egypt: Black box of crashed plane found, pulled out of sea  (The Associated Press)

A French naval ship is leaving the search for the remains of an EgyptAir jet that crashed in the Mediterranean, now that another specialized undersea search vessel is in the area and has located wreckage.

A French Navy official said Thursday that the Laplace has finished its mission in agreement with Egyptian authorities. The Laplace detected signals from one of the plane's flight recorders last month.

Another ship, the John Lethbridge, operated by U.S. company Deep Ocean Search, arrived Sunday. Egyptian authorities said Wednesday the ship had spotted and obtained images from the wreckage under water.

The Paris-Cairo flight crashed May 19 between the Greek island of Crete and the Egyptian coast, killing all 66 people aboard. The cause of the crash remains unclear.