First-images-of-EgyptAir-Flight-MS804-debris-released-as-search-continues. CAIRO, The Egyptian army released several photos of debris from missing EgyptAir Flight MS804 found in the Mediterranean Sea.
A spokesman for the Egyptian army shared photos of the debris including passengers’ belongings, a child’s life vest, pieces of a seat and other items featuring the EgyptAir logo.
The search for the plane continued on Saturday, as search crews attempt to find the plane’s “black boxes” which are used to record voice and data from the flight.
Crews from Egypt, Greece, Britain, France, the United States and Cyprus have been searching the 8,000 to 10,000-foot deep watersfor the cockpit and the black boxes.
Analysis of the newly found debris will also contribute to determining the cause of the crash, after data shows smoke was detected coming from the bathroom.
France’s Bureau of Enquiry and Analysis for civil aviation safety spokesman Sebastien Barth noted that while such messages “generally mean the start of a fire,”no proof of a fire could be found.
“We are drawing no conclusions from this,” he said. “Everything else is pure conjecture.”
Rescue teams were sent looking for the missing airliner on Thursday, after officials say they lost contact with the jet as it made a 90-degree left turn, then a 360-degree and dropped 20,000 feet in altitude on its way from Paris to Cairo.
By Daniel Uria