Two seat cushions have been discovered which are likely to have come from the plane carrying missing Cardiff City footballer Emiliano Sala, the Air Accidents Investigation Branch said.
Sala, who disappeared just two days after joining the Bluebirds in a £15million transfer, has not been seen since last Monday when his flight went missing over the English Channel.
A statement which was declared from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch says:
"On the morning of Monday, January 28, we were advised by the Bureau d'Enquetes & d'Analyses, the French safety investigation authority, that part of a seat cushion had been found on a beach near Susanville on the Cotentin Peninsula.
"A second cushion was found in the same area later that day.
"From a preliminary examination, we have concluded that it is likely that the cushions are from the missing aircraft."
"Since we opened our safety investigation on Tuesday 23 January, we have been gathering evidence such as flight, aircraft and personnel records, and have been analyzing radar data and air traffic tapes. We have been working closely with other international authorities and have kept the families of those involved updated on our progress.
From the moment we were notified of the missing aircraft, we have been looking at the feasibility of conducting an underwater seabed search for aircraft wreckage. Based on a detailed assessment of the flight path and last known radar position, we have now identified a priority search area of approximately four square nautical miles.