Egypt confirmed it found wreckage and floating objects in the sea off the Greek island of Karpathos, east of Crete.
The objects included apparent life jackets and plastic material. The flight was en route from Paris to Cairo when it disappeared from radar three hours into the flight on Thursday, May 19. It had 66 people on board.
“EGYPTAIR sincerely conveys its deepest sorrow to the families and friends of the passengers onboard Flight MS804,” the airline said on Twitter.
The flight was more likely brought down by a terror attack than technical problems, Egypt’s aviation minister said.
Airline Vice Chairman Ahmed Adel says that,
“Our main concern right now is taking care of the family and friends of all those who perished,” Adel told Amanpour. “We are now in the process of contacting next of kin. Once that process is complete, we will release the passenger manifest.”