First images of EgyptAir Flight MS804 debris released as search continues

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.

The search for the missing EgyptAir Flight MS804 continues as an Egyptian Army spokesperson released images of pieces of debris found in the Mediterranean Sea. Analysis of the debris, which includes passengers’ belongings, a children’s life vest and pieces of the plane baring the EgyptAir logo could help determine the cause of the crash. The plane sent reports of smoke from the bathroom but it is unclear whether a fire occurred on the plane. Photo by Egypt Army Spokesman/Facebook

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.

On Friday, investigators reported they had found pieces of the plane as well as human remains 180 miles north of Alexandria, Egypt.

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