Some debris from the missing EgyptAir flight MS804 has been found 290 kilometers north of the coastal city of Alexandria.
The discovery was announced by the Egyptian Armed Forces in a statement on Friday.
“The Egyptian aircraft and navy vessels have found some personal belongings of passengers and parts of the wreckage,” Mohamed Samir, spokesman for the army, said in a statement on his Facebook page.
According to the Egyptian civil aviation ministry on its official site, “the Egyptian Armed Forces have informed EgyptAir that they have found the first debris from the missing aircraft operating flight MS804 around 295km from the Egyptian coastline.”
Greek defense minister has also confirmed that Egyptian authorities have found a body part and part of a seat in the EgyptAir aircraft. But he insisted that they cannot speculate on the cause of the crash.
Search is ongoing to find the missing Airbus A320 aircraft that had on board 66 people from Paris en route to Cairo. The plane went off radar on Wednesday night after crossing into Egyptian airspace.
Three French investigators and a technical expert from Airbus arrived at Cairo International Airport early Friday morning to help with the investigation.