First Images of EgyptAir Debris Show Life Vests, Clothes

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

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

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.

Earlier Friday, France's air accident investigation agency confirmed the plane's systems sent automated messages indicating smoke was detected aboard the plane moments before it disappeared from radar, but that no conclusions are being drawn about the cause.

"This usually means a fire," BEA spokesman Sebastien Barthe told NBC News.

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