An Egyptian forensic official says human remains retrieved from the EgyptAir 804 crash site point to an explosion on board.
The plane plunged into the Mediterranean Sea last Thursday, killing all 66 passengers and crew, including two Canadians.
A report published by an organization affiliated with Egypt’s Ministry of Civil Aviation says the Airbus A320 made an emergency landing in 2013 after one of its engines overheated.
A French ship arrived at the search area Monday to help look for traces of Flight 804.
The vessel is equipped with sonar that can pick up the underwater pings emitted by the flight recorders.
The search area is roughly halfway between Egypt’s coastal city of Alexandria and the Greek island of Crete, where water is 8,000 to 10,000 feet deep.