EgyptAir MS804: Wreckage found in Mediterranean sea

Cairo: The search vessel hired by the Egyptian government provided several locations of the wreckage of the EgyptAir flight MS804 recently crashed in the Mediterranean, the Egyptian Aircraft Accident Investigation Committee said in a report on Wednesday.

EgyptAir Wreckage. AFP.

EgyptAir Wreckage. AFP.

"Based on the wreckage locations, the search team and investigators on board of the vessel will draw a map for the wreckage distribution spots," the committee said in the statement, noting it has been provided by the first images of the wreckage from one of the spotted sites, Xinhua news agency reported.

EgyptAir Flight MS804, an Airbus A320, went missing from radar screens earlier in May en route Paris to Cairo with 66 people on board, including 30 Egyptians and 15 French.

Later on, the Egyptian military announced the finding of some personal belongings of the victims and small pieces of the plane wreckage in the Mediterranean Sea 290 km north of the coastal city of Alexandria.

The Egyptian investigation committee added in the statement that it held an immediate meeting with all its members to thoroughly study the new findings and to "plan how to best handle the wreckage in the coming period."

Probes are still underway into the doomed EgyptAir plane with all theories, including a terrorist bomb and a severe technical failure, are on the table yet without a strong clue for any.


Updated Date: Jun 16, 2016 08:32 AM

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