The Israeli prime minister's office says pieces of wreckage believed to be from the EgyptAir plane that crashed in May have been found on the coast of Israel.

Benjamin Netanyahu's office says the fragments were found north of Tel Aviv on Thursday morning, on the shores of Netanya.

A statement from Netanyahu's office says "parts were collected and it appears there is a high likelihood they are pieces of the Egyptian plane." It says the debris will be sent to Egypt.

EgyptAir Flight 804, an Airbus A320 en route from Paris to Cairo, crashed into the Mediterranean Sea on May 19.

Egyptian investigators say pilots tried to extinguish a fire in the plane, according to data recovered from a cockpit voice recorder. The crash killed all 66 people on board.