DETAILS: Pilots of Doomed EgyptAir Flight Identified; Wreckage Found
The pilots of the EgyptAir flight that crashed in the Mediterranean Sea have been identified.
Pilot Mohamed Said Shoukair was a 36-year-old from Cairo, while the co-pilot was Mohamed Mamdouh Assem, 24.
Greg Palkot reported that both had passed background security checks.
They were experienced pilots. Shoukair had more than 6,000 hours of flying time, while the co-pilot had 2,500 hours.
Palkot said all angles are being investigated right now when it comes to how the plane crashed.
The Egyptian army confirmed earlier today that debris from the plane, along with seats, a body part and luggage were found.
The plane was carrying 66 people when it went down early Thursday.
Officials have pointed to terrorism as the likely cause, but investigators have not yet confirmed that as being the cause of the tragedy.
Watch the latest report above.