The Egyptian army says it has discovered debris it believes is from EgyptAir Flight MS 804, which went missing from radar screens in the early hours Thursday.
The Associated Press (AP) reports that military spokesman Brigadier General Mohammed Samir announced on his Facebook page Friday that “personal belongings of the passengers and parts of the plane debris” were found 180 miles north of the coastal city of Alexandria. Egyptian investigators will be joined by French and British experts to inspect the debris, Egyptian airport officials told AP.
A large-scale search-and-rescue operation has been underway for the missing flight, which was carrying 66 passengers and crew and was en route from Paris to Cairo. It is believed to have crashed into the Mediterranean Sea somewhere between Greece and the Egyptian coastline. The cause of the disaster remains unknown.