PARIS (Sputnik) — Earlier in the day, France’s Bureau of Enquiry and Analysis for civil aviation safety (BEA) confirmed that there was smoke detected aboard the plane that crashed in the Mediterranean Sea earlier this week.
"All hypotheses are being examined with no single one being favoured," SkyNews quoted Ayrault as saying at a press conference.
Ayrault said that the primary goal was to conduct a search operation to discover parts of the plane and its flight recorders.
EgyptAir has said via Twitter that the Egyptian Armed Forces have discovered the wreckage and personal items from flight MS804 295 kilometers (183 miles) from the coast of Alexandria.
Despite several reports that the EgyptAir plane's wreckage has been found, the airline has said that the investigators are still searching for the remains of the missing plane.
Countries including Greece, France, the United States and Egypt are involved in the search operations.