>> Debris spotted in the search for EgyptAir flight MS804. Greek TV and officials saying life vests and other objects have been spotted in the sea some 50 miles southeast from where the missing Egyptian plane last appeared on radar. A US Navy aircraft now also joining the search. The plane left Paris at 11:09 local time on Wednesday night.
It was supposed to arrive in Cairo around four hours later. But as it approached the Egyptian coastline, it vanished from the radar. Flight data showing something suddenly went drastically wrong. Athens says the plane swerved in mid air before plunging and vanishing, no one yet knows exactly what happened but some are suggesting that it was likely intentional.
>> The situation may point, and I say may because I don't want to go to speculations and I don't want to go to assumptions like others. But if you analyze the situation properly, the possibility of having a different action or having a terror attack is higher.>> Less in doubt, how many people's lives may have been lost, 66 passengers and crew on board, among them 30 Egyptians, 15 French nationals, one Britain and one Belgian.
Egypt Air officials say the plane had sent an emergency signal, but only two hours after it disappeared, suggesting it could have come from a locator beacon activated if the plane submerged in water. Its last contact was with Greek air traffic controllers. One Greek Defense Ministry source revealing authorities were investigating accounts from a merchant ship of a flame in the sky east of Crete.
At Cairo airport relatives face an anxious wait, by now they should have been home with their loved ones, instead most are fearing the worst.