Egyptian military finds EgyptAir wreckage

Published May 20th, 2016 - 09:42 GMT
A file photo of an EgyptAir plane on the tarmac. (AFP/File)
A file photo of an EgyptAir plane on the tarmac. (AFP/File)

Egyptian state TV announced that the Egyptian military discovered parts of the EgyptAir plane that went missing on Thursday morning.

"Parts of debris" were found in the Mediterranean, 290km north of Alexandria. Some of the passengers' belongings were also discovered.

The Egyptian navy is sweeping the area to locate the airplane's black box

Thursday afternoon, Egyptian military found life jackets and plastic, but they did not match those from the EgyptAir flight MS804.

The EgyptAir flight traveling from Paris to Cairo disappeared from radar screens after entering Egyptian airspace early on Thursday morning. EgyptAir officials announced that it is suspected the plane crashed into the Mediterranean, killing all 66 onboard. 

Investigations are ongoing. 

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