EgyptAir Caught Fire Before Crashing Says Investigation


BBC News reported on Saturday, July 16, 2016, about a new twist that took place in the on-going investigation regarding EgyptAir flight MS804, which crashed in the Mediterranean Sea en route to Cairo from Paris on May 19, killing all 66 passengers onboard. The committee in charge of the investigation seems to have achieved a breakthrough in the case.

The investigative team claims to have recovered an audio recording made in the cockpit on that fateful day. The obtained audio clip points toward a possible fire that broke out due to unknown reasons, as evident from the mention of smoke coming out of the cabin, which had set off the smoke detectors in both the toilet and the avionics area located just below the cockpit. When corroborated with the actual hot airplane wreckage, earlier obtained as physical evidence, that also highlighted traces of soot on the jet’s front section. The new discovery appears to be true.

However, the investigators still maintain there is the likelihood of other potent reasons behind the crash, including an act of terrorism. Additionally, the reasoning behind the lack of a distress call from the aircraft, before catastrophe struck, is still being investigated.

Guardian Liberty Voice will continue to provide any updates when they become available, as the investigation unfolds and new developments are announced.

Written by Bashar Saajid
Edited by Jeanette Smith


BBC News: EgyptAir Crash: On-board recording discusses fire

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