Watch: EgyptAir debris found at sea, cause of crash still unknown

Egypt nave said the debris were found 290 kilometers north of the Mediterranean coastal city of Alexandria.

By REUTERS
May 21, 2016 18:51
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EgyptAir debris found

EgyptAir debris found

Egyptian military published on Saturday the video of its rescue team recovering the debris of the EgyptAir jet crashed into the Mediterranean on Thursday.

Egypt nave said the debris were found 290 kilometers north of the Mediterranean coastal city of Alexandria.

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The military also announced finding some of the passengers' belongings and is sweeping the area looking for the plane's black box.

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi expressed his condolences to the families of victims who were on board the flight after the military announced they found parts of the wreckage.

"The presidency with utmost sadness and regret mourns the victims on aboard the EgyptAir flight who were killed after the plane crashed in the Mediterranean on its way back to Cairo from Paris," Sisi's office said in a statement.

France's air accident investigation agency said on Saturday that the EgyptAir jet sent a series of signals indicating that smoke had been detected on board before it crashed into the sea on Thursday.

A spokesman for the Bureau of Enquiry and Analysis for civil aviation safety, BEA agency, said the signals did not indicate what caused the smoke or fire on board the plane, which plunged into the sea with 66 people on board as it was heading from Paris to Cairo.

But they offered the first clues as to what unfolded in the moments before the crash. One aviation source said that a fire on board would likely have generated multiple warning signals, while a sudden explosion may not have generated any.


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