Wreckage from EgyptAir MS804 washes up on Israeli beach

Airplane parts believed to be from the EgpytAir flight which crashed into the Mediterranean Sea in May were found on a beach near the north-central city of Netanya Thursday.

The Prime Minister’s Office released a statement saying that it had contacted French and Egyptian authorities in charge of investigating the crash and that arrangements were being made to transfer the parts to Egypt to be examined.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has ordered full cooperation with Egypt on the matter.

No details were provided about the pieces of wreckage found.

The Airbus A320 plunged into the sea on May 19 while heading to Cairo from Paris, killing all 66 people on board.

Investigators said last week that the plane’s wreckage showed signs of fire while the data recorder confirmed smoke alarms had been activated.

The plane was carrying 40 Egyptians, 15 French, two Iraqis, two Canadians and one passenger each from Algeria, Belgium, Britain, Chad, Portugal, Saudi Arabia and Sudan.