Debris Found From Missing Plane

Remains of the missing EgyptAir plane including a body part, suitcases and two seats have been discovered by Egyptian vessels in the Mediterranean sea.



The search for debris of the missing EgyptAir plane continues.

Panos Kammenos, Greece’s defence minister, said: “We were briefed by the Egyptian authorities … on the discovery of a body part, a seat and baggage just south of where the aircraft signal was lost.”

The flight, travelling from Paris to Cairo, crashed after taking a few sharp turns at approximately 2.30am on Thursday morning while carrying 56 passengers and 10 crew members who have all died.

Parts of debris and personal possessions were found 180 miles north of the coastal city of Alexandria, 10 miles from the last known point of the flight.

Athanasios Binis, Greece’s lead air accident investigator said: “the point of reference was an area 130 miles south of the Greek island of Karpathos. This location is now the centre of a major international air and sea operation to find the plane’s black boxes.”

He goes on to say: “The most important thing is that the plane’s two black boxes are found. If the cockpit flight recorder and flight data recorder are found, along with wreckage, then a real investigation can begin,”

“There are three reasons for a plane to go down. Meteorological, technical and human. The first has now been ruled out because the weather was quite good. Whether a technical factor or human factor, either inside or outside the plane, is to blame remains to be seen. All possibilities are open.”

Mike Vivian, former head of operations at the UK’s Civil Aviation Authority believes the planes abrupt swerves before plummeting off radar were more liable to be instigated by human interference rather than a bomb.

He said: “It looks highly unlikely that this was consistent with some sort of explosive device. One’s inclined to go towards the theory that there had been some interference in the aircraft and on the flight deck, with the control of the aircraft.”

An ongoing investigation is still taking place as the search continues for more clues as to what happened to the EgyptAir plane.


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