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Sunday, 3 July 2016

EgyptAir flight MS804 flight data downloaded, likelihood of fire on board

Investigators downloaded the black box data for EgyptAir flight MS804 and preliminary indications show there was a fire on board, Reuters reported. “Recovered wreckage from the jet’s front section showed signs of high temperature damage and soot, the committee said. Those were the first physical signs that fire may have broken out on the A320 airliner, in addition to maintenance messages indicating smoke alarms in the avionics area and lavatory.” Egyptian investigators said on Saturday the cockpit voice recorder (CVR) was now in a condition to extract recordings that could explain the reason behind the crash, Reuters reported. Reuters adds that no explanation for the crash has been ruled out, “but current and former aviation officials increasingly believe the reason lies in the aircraft’s technical systems, rather than sabotage.”

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