Wreckage of EgyptAir plane found in Mediterranean

Personal belongings and parts of the Airbus A320 were spotted by search teams scouring seas off Egypt's northern coast about 290 kilometres (180 miles) from the city of AlexandriaWreckage including seats and luggage from EgyptAir Flight 804 were spotted in the eastern Mediterranean as investigators tried to unravel why the plane turned sharply and plunged into the sea. While Egypt’s aviation minister has pointed to terrorism as more likely than technical failure, French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said there was “absolutely no indication” of why the plane went down. The disaster comes just seven months after the bombing of a Russian passenger jet by the Islamic State jihadist group over Egypt’s Sinai peninsula in October that killed all 224 people on board.

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