Egypt said that its navy had found human remains of passengers floating in the Mediterranean, confirmation that an EgyptAir jet plunged into the sea with 66 people on board. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.
Egypt said Friday that its navy had found human remains, along with personal belongings of passengers floating in the Mediterranean -- confirmation that an EgyptAir jet had plunged into the sea with 66 people on board. President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi offered condolences for the families of those on board -- amounting to Egypt's official acknowledgment of their deaths. There is still no explanation of why the Airbus crashed. There is still no sign of the bulk of the wreckage, or of a location signal from the "black box" flight recorders that are likely to provide the best clues to the cause of the crash. Officials say it is too early to rule out any cause for the crash. Egypt's aviation minister said a terrorist attack was more likely than a technical failure, but offered no evidence.