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>> After more than 30 hours of searching, the first signs of Flight MS804. Personal belongings, part of a seat, and the grim discovery of a body part. The Egyptian Navy say they spotted the items 290 kilometers north of Alexandria on the Egyptian coast, the plane coming down less than an hour from its destination.
EgyptAir announced the find on Twitter and offered their condolences to relatives of the 66 on board. They'll have known it was coming, but it doesn't make this moment any easier, their grieving now begins. The challenge for officials is to find out how this happened. Three French investigators have arrived in Cairo to join the Egypt led team, but so far, there is little to go on.
This is the very plane taking off from Brussels last year. Before arriving in Paris on Wednesday, it had also stopped in the capital of Eritrea, Carthage in Tunisia, and Cairo, twice. Security at those airports will be one focus of the investigation as will the prospect of technical failure and human error.
But without the plane's black box recorders progress will be difficult, and so the search isn't over yet.