The spokesperson for Egypt’s military said on Friday morning that passengers belongings and wreckage from crashed EgyptAir flight MS804 had been found north of Alexandria.
The military said in a statement that it detected parts of debris and some of the passengers’ belongings while searching for the aircraft’s black box, according to Reuters.
The army’s statement, posted on its official Facebook page, adds that the search operation is under way, involving naval vessels and military aircraft.
EgyptAir has confirmed on its Twitter account that debris and personal belongings were found 295km away from the coast of Alexandria. The airline also tweeted condolences to the families of the victims.
“The Egyptian Armed Forces have informed EGPTAIR that they have found first debris from the missing aircraft operating flight MS804”
“EGYPTAIR sincerely conveys its deepest sorrow to the families and friends of the passengers onboard Flight MS804.”