Member of the international Search And Rescue force found wreckage belonging to the Egypt Air Flight 804, the Airbus A320 that crashed into the sea in the early morning hours of Thursday.
The wreckage were two yellow items floating 100 nautical miles south west of the last position of the plane before it disappeared from the flight radar.
The wreckage was found almost 12 hours after the crash and thus by a C-295 of the Egypt Armed Forces. Later, airline and government officials of Egypt confirmed the finding.
Although no more information about more findings has been published by local and international media, more and more experts speculate about the scenario of a “terror attack.” Egypt’s civil aviation minister has said the possibility of a terror attack was stronger than technical failure.
Thursday afternoon, Greek Defense Minister Panos Kammenos said that based on the radar screen, the plane made two sharp turns before plunging into the Mediterranean Sea.
“The plane turned 90 degrees left and then a 360-degree turn to the right,” Kammenos said adding that the plane was flying at 37,000ft and then dropped at 15,000ft. However he did not elaborate what happened between the 15Kft and the plunge in to the sea.
The plane was flying from Paris to Cairo with 56 passengers and 10 crew members on board.
No survivors have been reported so far.
SAR operation is continuing.
UPDATE: Late on Thursday night, Egypt Air retracts report, saying debris located in Mediterranean “not our aircraft”
Also a Greek official told AFP that the wreckage is not from missing Egypt Air Flight 804