Officials Say Human Remains From The EgyptAir Plane Were Found


On Friday, Greek officials said human remains, an airplane seat and luggage were found in the Mediterranean roughly 5 miles from where EgyptAir Flight MS804 disappeared from radar while traveling from Paris to Cairo on Thursday, ABC reports.

Wreckage and passenger belongings were also reportedly found by the Egyptian military about 180 miles north of the city of Alexandria.

This confirms the flight crashed into the sea with 66 people aboard, including three children.

The flight disappeared from radar at 37,000 feet when it was 10 miles into Egyptian airspace.

Officials have not yet confirmed what caused the crash, but French President François Hollande said they have not ruled out the possibility of a terrorist attack.

Search and rescue teams are reportedly still searching for the plane's black box to gain a better understanding of the events that led up to the crash, as the plane didn't send out a distress single before it went down.

According to ABC News, US officials said US government satellites have not shown any signs the plane exploded. Correspondingly, the passenger manifest contained no names presently on terror watch lists, Associated Press reports.

In spite of a lack of evidence, Donald Trump, the presumptive GOP nominee for president, seems to assume this was an act of terror.

No group has claimed responsibility for the crash.

All of this is certainly very disheartening and unsettling, but it's worth remembering flying is still one of the safest forms of traveling.

To put this into perspective, traveling by car is 100 times more dangerous, and you're more likely to get struck by lightning than die in a plane crash.

Citations: Human Remains, Plane Seat, Luggage Found Near Where EgyptAir Flight Disappeared, Greek Officials Say (ABC News)