Possible Debris From EgyptAir Crash Washes Up on Israeli Beach

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An EgyptAir plane.
An EgyptAir plane.Credit: AP

Airplane parts that were discovered on a beach in the central city of Netanya on Thursday are very likely debris from the Egyptian plane that crashed into the sea in May, the Prime Minister's Office said in a statement.

The EgyptAir Airbus A320 was en route to Cairo from Paris when it crashed on May 19 between the Greek island of Crete and the Egyptian coast, killing all 66 people and crew.

The cause of the crash remains unclear. No terror group has claimed responsibility for bringing the plane down.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has instructed the relevant authorities to contact Egypt and to transfer the plane parts to it as soon as possible.

"They were collected and it turns out there is a very high probability that they are from the Egyptian plane," an official from the PM's office said, without elaborating. 

Last month, the plane's two black boxes were pulled out from the Mediterranean Sea, as was its cockpit voice recorder.

The Associated Press and Reuters contributed to this report.

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