Rescue crews searching for wreckage of an EgyptAir jet that plunged into the Mediterranean Sea with 66 people on board found luggage, a seat and a body part Friday, Greece’s defense minister announced, while satellites may have spotted an oil slick from the plane.
“A short while ago 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,” Defense Minister Panos Kammenos told reporters in Athens, according to Reuters.
EgyptAir Flight 804 went down Thursday morning during a flight from Paris to Cairo after leaving Greek airspace. A top Egyptian official said the possibility of the crash being caused by a terror attack was “higher than the possibility of a technical failure.”
Kammenos said the location of where the items were found Friday — 190 miles north of the Egyptian city of Alexandria — was near the area of where some debris had been found on Thursday afternoon, but authorities had been unable to identify that as having come from the missing aircraft.