Egyptian authorities say Debris from the crashed EgyptAir flight has been found floating in the Mediterranean.
Flight MS804 was travelling from Paris to Cairo with 66 people on board, including 10 crew members and 3 children.
Reports say the plane had made stops at Eritrea and Tunisia before it vanished from the radar early on Thursday on its way to Cairo.
Egypt’s army spokesman said wreckage and passenger belongings were found 290 kilometres from Alexandria.
This was corroborated by Greece’s Defence Minister, Panos Kammenos who explained that a body part of the plane, two seats and at least one suitcase had been found.
Greek, Egyptian, French and UK military are taking part in the search operation which is now focused on finding the plane’s flight and voice recorders.
Meanwhile, Egypt says the plane was more likely to have been brought down by a terrorist act than a technical fault.
But France’s Foreign Minister, Jean-Marc Ayrault on Friday morning said there was “absolutely no indication” so far as to why the plane came down.
In France, investigations have commenced to determine whether a possible breach of security happened at Paris’ Charles de Gaulle airport from where the flight took off.