'Debris found' from missing EgyptAir flight

'Debris found' from missing EgyptAir flight

The Egyptian military say debris from the EgyptAir crash has been found in the Mediterranean.

Egypt's army spokesman said wreckage and passenger belongings were found 180 miles from Alexandria, while EgyptAir also confirmed the discovery on its Twitter feed.

Investigations continue into the possibility that the aircraft was the victim of a terrorist attack, with the focus on Paris’s Charles de Gaulle airport, where it departed en-route to Cairo.

Egyptair Flight MS804 disappeared over the Mediterranean early on Thursday.

Greek authorities said the Airbus A320 made two sharp turns and dropped more than 25,000ft before disappearing from radar.

Egypt said it was more likely that a terrorist act had caused the incident than a technical fault.

One Briton was on board the flight, with the majority of passengers and crew from either Egypt or France.

Greek, Egyptian, French and UK military teams are continuing the search operation near Greece’s Karpathos island east of Crete, with US military aircraft also joining the search.

There were reports that wreckage had been found late on Thursday, but these were later retracted by EgyptAir.

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