A body part, seats and one or more items of luggage were found Friday by crews searching for the wreckage of an EgyptAir passenger jet that crashed on Thursday, Greece's defence minister said.
“A few hours earlier we were informed (by Egyptian authorities) that a body part, two seats and one or more items of luggage were found in the search area” off the coast of Alexandria, Panos Kammenos told a news conference.
“Egyptian aircraft and navy vessels have found personal belongings of passengers and parts of the wreckage 290 kilometres (180 miles) north of Alexandria,” said a spokesman for the Egyptian army earlier on his Facebook page.
The flight crashed in the very early hours of Thursday morning, with 66 passengers on board. Fifteen of them were French.
295 KM from the Egyptian coastline. MS804 lost contact with radar above the Mediterranean Sea about 295 KM from the Egyptian sea coast.
— EGYPTAIR (@EGYPTAIR) May 20, 2016