New findings suggest no midair explosion took place on EgyptAir flight MS804 –Civil Aviation Ministry
An explosion on EgyptAir Flight 804 is unlikely since it veered off course before losing altitude and ultimately plunging into the sea, according to a report based on radar images from the Egyptian Civil Aviation Ministry on Monday, CNN Arabic reported. The plane turned left before rolling right into a full circle, the investigators said in their latest report. The findings confirm initial statements made by Greek officials that were initially rejected by Egyptian authorities who suggested contact with the plane was lost more abruptly. Some of the experts on the team believe the steep angle of the wings and sharpness of the left turn could exceed computer-controlled flight protections. The turn appears to have come close to, or even exceeded, the jet’s structural design limits, one former investigator said. Egyptian authorities also said they have invited the US National Transportation Safety Board to participate in the investigation, according to the Wall Street Journal (paywall).