EgyptAir Wreckage Found Near Alexandria

Posted at 5:48 AM, May 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-20 09:04:43-04

The Egyptian army says it has found wreckage of the missing EgyptAir flight 804, which crashed after disappearing from the radar while carrying 66 passengers and crew from Paris to Cairo.

The Egyptian army spokesman, Brig. Gen. Mohammed Samir, says in a statement posted on his Facebook page Friday that Egyptian jets and naval vessels participating in the search for the missing plane have found "personal belongings of the passengers and parts of the plane debris," 180 miles (290 kilometers) north of the city of Alexandria.

The Airbus 320 lost contact at 2.45 a.m. local time Thursday morning.