Egypt says it has spotted the wreckage of the EgyptAir plane that crashed into the Mediterranean last month, killing all 66 people on board.
The committee investigating the crash said in a statement that a vessel contracted by the Egyptian government to join the search efforts for the data recorders and the wreckage of the doomed A320 “had identified several main locations of the wreckage - accordingly the first images of the wreckage were provided to the investigation committee”.
Based on the locations, the search team and investigators onboard the vessel will draw a map for the wreckage distribution spots, it added.
The plane disappeared from radar en route to Cairo from Paris. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack.
No group has claimed responsibility for an attack.
The search concentrated on an area between the Greek island of Crete and the Egyptian coast.
Air crash investigators are determined to recover the flight data recorder and the cockpit voice recorder to help determine what happened to the doomed jet.
So far, only small pieces of wreckage and some human remains have been recovered.
A French vessel, Laplace, located signals from the ocean bed which could come from the black boxes.
The John Lethbridge has a special side scan sonar that can provide digital images of the seabed and is equipped with a submersible robot capable of diving to 10,000 feet. Speculation centred on a terror attack, but a technical fault has also not been ruled out, with automated messages sent by the plane before its demise indicating smoke in the cabin.