Wreckage from the EgyptAir flight that crashed in May has been spotted, Egyptian government officials said on Wednesday (15 June).

The government said that the John Lethbridge, a vessel contracted by the government to join the search, has identified several locations of the wreckage of flight MS804 which crashed on 19 May.

A statement confirmed that "several main locations of the wreckage" had been identified and that a deep sea search vessel had also sent back the first images of the wreckage. Aboard the Paris-Cairo flight were 56 passengers and 10 crew members, with the nationalities of those involved in the fatal crash identified at 30 Egyptians, 15 French nationals and one UK national.

Wreckage from the crash has been found thus far, including body parts and plane debris. French investigators confirmed on 1 June, that the black box from the aircraft had been detected following a search of the area.

The reason for why the Airbus A320 plane vanished from Greek and Egyptian radar screens, apparently without having sent a distress call, remains a mystery.