As the search for missing EgyptAir flight intensifies, the Egyptian military made a major finding of severed human body parts among passenger’s personal belongings and other debris apparently from the jet floating in the Mediterranean.
This finding confirms suspicions that the plane had plunged into the sea with more than 60 people on board.
The debris was found about 290 km (180 miles) north of the coastal city of Alexandria and the navy are still sweeping the area in search of the plane’s black box recorders.
Three French investigators and a technical expert arrived in Cairo early on Friday to help with the investigation to know what actually happened to the missing plane.
following confirmation of the possible deaths of passengers and crew on board EgyptAir flight MS804, President Adbel Fattah al-Sisi offered condolences to affected families.
As a result of lack of official explanation for the cause of the plane’s disappearance, suspicion was quickly directed towards Islamist militants who made it a point of duty to fight against Egypt’s government since Sisi ousted an elected Islamist leader in 2013.
In October, the Islamic State group claimed responsibility for blowing up a Russian jetliner that exploded shortly after taking off from an Egyptian tourist resort.
So far, no Islamic terrorist group has come forward to claim responsibility after more than 24 hours of the disappearance of flight MS804, that was flying from Paris to Cairo.
However, Egyptian Prime Minister Sheriff Ismail commented on Thursday that it was too early to rule out any explanation for the disaster including terrorism, while Egypt’s aviation minister said a terrorist attack was more likely to be the cause of the disaster than a technical failure.