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EgyptAir MS804 Crash Debris Pictures Released by Military

Smoke detected on MS804 moments before crash: Investigators 9:23

The first pictures of debris from crashed EgyptAir flight MS804 were published Saturday by military officials in Cairo.

An uninflated life vest, parts of the aircraft fuselage, headrests and seat upholstery with the airline's logo were visible in the images, distributed by Egypt’s army spokesman via social media.

The debris was recovered Friday about 180 miles north of Alexandria, on the Egyptian coast.

Image: A handout image from the Egyptian military of debris recovered Friday from crashed flight EgyptAir MS804
A handout image from the Egyptian military shows debris recovered Friday from crashed flight EgyptAir MS804. Egyptian Army

It came after France's air accident investigation agency confirmed smoke was detected aboard the plane moments before it crash but that no conclusions are being drawn about the cause.

The plane's systems sent automated messages indicating smoke a few minutes before it disappeared from radar into the Mediterranean Sea, BEA spokesman Sebastien Barthe told NBC News. "This usually means a fire," he said.

Image: The first pictures of debris from crashed EgyptAir flight MS804 were published Saturday by military officials in Cairo.
The first pictures of debris from crashed EgyptAir flight MS804 were published Saturday by military officials in Cairo. Egyptian Army

The plane, carrying 66 people, crashed in the Mediterranean Sea Thursday.

Terrorism has been cited as a possible cause — though officials have cautioned against speculation and there has been no credible claim of responsibility from any group.

Image: A handout image from the Egyptian military of debris recovered Friday from crashed flight EgyptAir MS804
Debris was recovered Friday from crashed flight EgyptAir MS804. Egyptian Army