The military forensic unit’s inspection of material found on the sea surface “has found no evidence that meets the profile of a petroleum-based fire-triggering or accelerating substance, residue of organic or inorganic explosive matter, or findings that could be assessed as belonging to any ammunition,” according to a statement on the military’s website posted yesterday.
The military is inspecting pieces of the F-4 air force jet remaining on the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea using camera images, according to the statement.
The E/V Nautilus, the exploration ship that discovered the wreckage, has left the area after a malfunction in its camera system, and the military is looking for new ways to bring the wreckage from the sea bed to the surface, it said.
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