As the search operation forges ahead, the Egyptian officials have confirmed that debris from the missing EgyptAir flight MS804 has been found floating in the Mediterranean. EgyptAir flight MS804 was en route from Paris to Cairo with 66 people on board, when it vanished from the radars. In this regard, an Egyptian army spokesman stated that plane wreckage and passenger belongings have been found 290km (180 miles) from Alexandria.
The Greek Defence Minister, Panos Kammenos stated a body part, two seats and at least one suitcase had been found in water. He explained that these items were located slightly to the south of the area where the plane disappeared from radars on Thursday, May 19. The Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has voiced his “utmost sadness and regret” at the crash.
The Greek, Egyptian, French and UK military units are conducting a search operation near Greece’s Karpathos island. Moreover, Greece said that radar showed EgyptAir flight MS804 had made two sharp turns and dropped more than 25,000ft (7,620m) before it plunged into the waters.
On the other hand, the US has offered support and assistance to the search operation for MS804 and the investigation into the assumed crash, nevertheless it’s not clear whether Egypt, France or Greece have okayed any aid in addition to a navy aircraft looking for debris. The search operation is focusing on finding the plane’s flight recorders.