Plane Wreckage of EgyptAir Spotted, Photos Taken

By Jim Liao, Epoch Times
June 15, 2016 Updated: June 15, 2016

An Egypt-led committee investigating the EgyptAir plane that crashed into the Mediterranean last month confirmed late Wednesday that wreckage of the plane has been found.

The committee said in a statement that a sea vessel contracted by the Egyptian government to help search for wreckage and data recorders “had identified several main locations of the wreckage.” Images of the wreckage, the first obtained, were then sent to the investigation committee.

The committee says that the next step will be to draw a map of the wreckage distribution spots.

EgyptAir flight flight MS804 crashed inexplicably on May 19, killing all 66 people on board. The exact cause of the crash is still unknown, though investigators have been searching for clues.

Recently, investigators revealed in a statement that Egyptian military radar images confirm that the plane had turned sharply in mid-air before crashing, movements which suggests that the pilots may have been trying to avoid an unsafe situation.

Egypt’s civil aviation minister holds that terrorism is a more plausible explanation than technical failure, though no evidence has been found on that front.

Wednesday’s announcement comes days after investigators hastened their search for the plane’s black boxes, whose signals are set to expire June 24.